Sasha Gollish has been a competitive runner, cyclist, duathlete, triathlete, and Ultimate Frisbee player. She was named 2015 CIS Female Athlete of the Year (Track Events) after winning three gold medals (1000m, 3000m, 4x800m relay) and two silver medals (600m, 1500m) at the CIS Championships, the most individual medals ever won by a distance athlete. She was also named MVP of the 2015 OUA Championships after winning three individual gold medals (600m, 1500m, 3000m). She finished fifth in the 1500m at the 2014 Canadian Championships. One of Gollish’s career highlights was winning the half-marathon at the 2013 Maccabi Games. She did not even think about attempting to qualify for the 2015 Pan Am games until her breakthrough season in 2014.
Family: Parents Dr. Jeffrey Gollish and Dr. Patricia Houston… Younger sister Tara and younger brother Joey Gollish… Getting into the Sport: Began running at age 2… Comes from an active family that did a lot of alpine skiing when she was a kid… Loves the feeling of being outside and free… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, road cycling, alpine skiing… PhD candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto… Works as an Engineering consultant… Also has a B.A. in Economics (U of T), a Bachelor of Engineering (Western University), and a Masters of Engineering (U of T)… Athlete Ambassador for Fast and Female… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “First with the head, then with the heart.” – The Power of One… Role model is Paula Radcliffe because she never gives up… Always has a morning latte on race day…