Hunter Sones was only five years old when he was introduced to Biathlon. As a multi-sport event combining cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship, it’s definitely not your every day sport! Requiring strength, endurance, and precision Hunter has found his sport and passion. “I find even the most brutal training days to be a truly enjoyable experience because I love what I do and why I do it.” This is definitely an attitude everyone should live by!
Since 2003, Hunter has had the opportunity to work with the countries top coaches and compete against some of North America’s best athletes. His skill and talent in biathlon greatly helped Hunter in his newer pursuit (and off-season training): trail/mountain running. Since his introduction to the sport in 2010,Hunter has set the Junior-Elite record in 5Peaks Whistler and placed 2nd in the U-20 category in the coveted Squamish 23km trail race. It seems that Hunter is a quick learner and an even quicker runner!
His athletic excellence was recognized in 2012 when Hunter received the W.R. Bennett award at the BC winter games. In 2013 he won bronze at the Individual North American/Calforex Cup in Canmore, Alberta. But this was just a start. 2014 was a big year for Hunter with winning gold at the BC Winter games followed-up by a gold and bronze placement at the North American/Calforex Cup in Canmore. His achievements and hard work have landed Hunter with a #1 ranking in the Calforex tour in the Individual event. Hunter plants to continue to strive for YOG, the World Cup circuit, the Hardrock 100 and the Olympic Games. We all look forward to seeing Hunter at the top of the podium and to his talk on March 4, 2015!