The Bolder Woman

Marisha Roman and The Tranquil Art of Rowing

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Marisa Roman

Canadian Masters Rower Marisha Roman has been meeting the challenge of the sport since she took up Varsity Rowing in college collecting numerous medals throughout her Masters career


Presented by Chris Stafford

Podcast length: 48′ 34″

Our guest this week is Canadian Masters Rower Marisha Roman, who at 52 has been rowing competitively for 32 years and is still motivated to set her 4:30am alarm to go training.  In 1989 she won the Royal Canadian Henley Intermediate Women’s Eight and when she returned to Masters Rowing in 2003 she won the age 40+ 8s at the famous Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston five times with the Toronto Sculling Club. Other notable successes have been winning the Women’s B 8 at the Amsterdam Heineken Rovierkamp in 2018, winning medals at the US Masters Champs in 2003 with the Don Rowing Club and in 2016, 2017 with the Masters Rowing International. In 2017 she won gold at the Royal Henley Masters Regatta in Women’s C 8, The gold in Masters women’s category at the Royal St. John’s 200th Anniversary Regatta in 2018 which was a fixed seat boat in the world’s longest running rowing race.  Marisha has also excelled in canoeing kayaking and swimming which is her winter cross training sport of choice. She is also the co-founder of the Masters Women Competitive Athlete Network and an elected board member for Rowing Canada with the Safe Sport portfolio. In 2005 Marisha was awarded the Tom Longboat Award as the Indigenous Athlete of the Year for Canada for Dragon Boat Paddling.

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