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Race-Walker Rachel Seaman on Pregnancy and Parenting

Rachel Seaman - racewalker, pregnancy and parenting

Canadian Champion has managed to balance pregnancy and parenting with high performance training in her plans to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Walk Don’t Run: S1E3

Chris Stafford and Cindi Leeman talk to record-breaking 8-time Canadian Race Walking Champion Rachel Seaman about how she balances high performance training with pregnancy and parenting. With her second baby due in May, Rachel is planning to train to the last moment. Once her baby is born she will be back on track for this year’s races with her sights firmly set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Rachel’s Personal Best Times

1 mile Racewalk (Indoors)- 6:17 (2nd best on World All Time list and Millrose Games Record)
3,000m Racewalk (Indoors)- 12:23 (Canadian Record)
5,000m Racewalk (Track)- 21:27 (Canadian Record)
10,000m Racewalk (Track)- 44:16 (Canadian Record)
10km Racewalk (Road)- 43:52 (Canadian Record)
20km Racewalk (Road)- 1:29:54 (Canadian Record)

Career Highights

Competed in 4 World Racewalk Cup’s (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Competed in 3 World Track and Field Championships (2009, 2011, 2015)
Competed in 2012 Olympic Games
8 time Canadian Champion

Podcast Run Time: 25mins


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Photo: Courtesy Rachel Seaman
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