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John Gay

John is an Olympic track and field athlete who made his debut at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. He grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia Canada, a small city in the middle of the Okanagan Valley, surrounded by lakes, mountains, and lots and lots of orchards. Along with his twin brother and younger sister, he spent tons of time outdoors and playing any sport he could. John didn't find track & field until high school, but quickly fell in love with it as an activity where the harder he worked, the more fun he had. John then had the opportunity to run in college for five years as a member of the UBC Thunderbirds where he won three NAIA Championship Gold Medals and two silver medals. His college years are where he really learned who he was as a person and found a community of friends that he shared a lot in common with...it's also where he met his future wife! After college, John turned pro and represented Canada in his first senior international event in 2017, just missing the podium. In 2018 and 2019 he won bronze in the 3000m steeplechase at the Canadian Championships. In 2019 he also made his first World Athletics Championships appearance. John has had the privilege of traveling the world and competing, which culminated in his Olympic debut in 2020 where he ran a personal best.


Kelowna, BC


Track & Field

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