20+ Questions for NJDT’s Maks Zechel
School: University of Ottawa, part-time, Human Kinetics
Racing Category this Season: Junior Men
Sponsors: la familia
Major Racing Goal this season: Top 15 at World Juniors
Favourite snack of all time? Chocolate-covered pretzels
Worst training experience ever? Dehydration in the Adirondacks
If you were a Harry Potter character, who would you be? Ideally Severus Snape, but probably Pigwidgeon
Favourite race course/location? Nakkertok and Sovereign Lakes
Do you want to climb Mt. Everest? There are lots of quieter mountains.
Double poling or striding? Both
Worst pre-race food consumed? Baked brie
Most impressive teammate you’ve been around, and why? Ryan Jackson. He’s always ready to work hard when it counts and have fun when it matters.
Best race experience? Skate sprints at Whitehorse Nationals, and skiathlon at trials in Duntroon.
What inspires you most? My friends and love of skiing
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Orange juice
Sundby or Johaug? Johaug.
Best training experiences ever? Hiking in the Adirondacks, skiing in Switzerland, glacier skiing in Austria
If you had to compete in a summer Olympic sport, what would it be? Steeplechase, 800m, 1500m
Hardest workout completed, and why? Z3 uphill double pole reps in the States; I was really tired and didn’t eat enough.
What movie have you watched the most number of times in your life? Catch Me If You Can
Book you’re reading right now? The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
What is the most epic workout you’ve ever done? 75km rollerski double pole in 4hrs
Bowling or mini-golf? Mini Golf