Decathlon: A gruelling two day competition of strength, skill, power and pride. The Olympic Champion of this event rightly claims the title "World's Greatest Athlete". We are two Ottawa athletes training together to master the event and run, jump and throw our way to success. We have complementary talents giving us ample opportunity to learn from each other. This blog will follow us on our journey as we train together and compete against each other for the coveted position on top.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Meet Mark Chenery
I'm Mark, I grew up in Victoria, BC and have been doing track and field competitively since 2004. I entered my first decathlon in my grade 10 year at the B.C. High School Championships. I first began competing in track and field as a way to miss class in school, but continued because I enjoyed the people, lifestyle and opportunity to travel. Today, the love for it hasn't diminished and it's for the love of the sport and the love of competition. Track has created many opportunities for me and has brought me half way across the country to find new ones.
This blog was created as a way for family and friends back home to see my life and the progress/steps I'm taking towards my athletic and career goals. Currently, I am in my 4th year at the University of Ottawa in the Geography Department and I am looking forward to future competitions with the uOttawa Gee Gee's and Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club.
This season I am looking forward to once again hosting the Pan-American Cup this June here in Ottawa, and for the Canadian Track and Field Championship this June in Moncton. Always with hopes of gaining further international experience.
(Coach Ryan, Patrick, Myself, and Head Coach James with Pan-Am Cup Team Title)
Outside of athletics I thoroughly enjoy movie naps and playing PS3, especially COD even though I'm absolutely terrible at it. I am also fortunate enough (or weird enough, depending on perspective) to not like any/all candies, sweets, and chocolate etc. Protects my waistline!
Personal Bests: Day 1: Day 2: 100m: 11.08s 110mH: 15.00s Long Jump: 7.18m Discus: 43.84m Shot Put: 13.05m Pole Vault: 4.03m High Jump: 2.00m Javelin: 56.72m 400m: 49.80s 1500m: 4:42.10 Total Point PB - 7153