INTERVIEW: Hat's Hathaway eying up gold at Canada Winter Games

By Mitch Bach
February 13, 2019 - 7:27pm Updated: February 14, 2019 - 6:47pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Three years ago, Joshua Hathaway left his hometown of Medicine Hat to pursue a career of long-track speed skating in Calgary.

Since beginning a heavy training regime under some of Canada's best instructors at the Olympic Oval, his career has taken off.

His hard work culminated earlier this season, striking gold in the 5000m event at the Canadian Junior Championships.

The 19-year-old has a chance to claim another national medal next week in Red Deer, lining up against some of the nation's fastest skaters at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Hathaway recently made a trip to his hometown to help out some young speed skaters with the Medicine Hat Speed Skating Club. That gave Mitch Bach of CHAT Sports the opportunity to speak with Hathaway and learn more about his life in Calgary, how training at the Olympic Oval has catapulted his career, and if a target is on his back next week as the reigning national champion of the 5000m.

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