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Katrina Strand

Dubbed one of the most "Influential People in Mountain Biking" by Decline Magazine, Katrina Strand is just that. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Katrina has established herself as a global icon in the sport. Not only has she represented Canada at the Downhill World Championships, but she is also a first class mountain bike coach. Strand has a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist training the brilliant minds of elite athletes such as Claire Buchar. Her exceptional work ethic has kept her on the top of the mountain bike world for over 12 years. Being that she is such a competitive athlete and mentor to all, Katrina Strand is a name that will live in the mountain bike world forever. 

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Name:
Katrina Strand

DOB:
July 1st Canada Day!!

Hometown:
Whistler, B.C.

Currently Resides:
Whistler, B.C.

Sponsors:
Fox

Years Pro:
10 ish

Fox Athlete Since:
2014

Discipline:
Mountain Bike everything

Bike Frame/ Specs:
Yeti SB6C, SB5c

Favorite Trick:
Big bad ass whips (still learning :) )

Favorite Fox Product:
That's a toughie, there's so many faves! I'd have to narrow it down to Rampage Pro Carbon and Attack Short.

Career Highlights

2014 5th Place Overall Trans Provence

2012 1st Place Crankworx Canadian Open Enduro

2011 4th Place Overall BC Bike Race

4 Time Member Canadian Downhill Team

Contributing to the success of other athletes, especially  helping develop the youth athletes and mentor towards their goals.

 

 

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Where is your favorite place to ride?
My backyard

If you weren't a Pro Rider, what would you be doing?
What I am doing now... I am also a strength and conditioning coach and trainer, specializing in high performance athletes.

Who are some of your favorite bands?
This changes weekly. I love music and am always on the search for new beats. This week: The Sounds, MRS MR, The XX

What do you like most about riding for Fox?
Innovative, forward thinking product.

What motivates you to ride MTB?
Passion, adventure, challenge, friends, fitness.

As a Pro, what is your most proud MTB moment?
Contributing to the success of the young athletes I coach makes for my most proud MTB moments. Really, helping anyone work towards their goals is huge gratification and accomplishment for me.

 

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