Perdita Felicien

Olympian and World Champion hurdler Perdita Felicien is a frequent contributor to CBC Sports’ Road To The Olympic Games where she provides insightful reports and interviews on-site at various international competitions in Canada and around the world. She hosted CBC Sports’ first-ever weekly podcast, Off Guard, and travelled to Brazil as a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada Olympic Games broadcast team for coverage of Rio 2016, and to South Korea for coverage of PyeongChang 2018.

In addition to her work as a broadcaster on the Olympic Games, Felicien covered the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, the IAAF World Championships and several other events as a reporter with CBC Sports.

One of Canada’s best-known and most decorated track and field athletes, Felicien is a two-time World Champion (2003 and 2004) and twice won World Championship silver (2007 and 2010) in the 100-metre hurdles. She also owns a pair of silver medals from the Pan American Games (2003 and 2007). Felicien won 10 national titles during her impressive career and still holds both the indoor and outdoor national records.

Off the track she is an inductee to the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal and was recently named one of the inductees to the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame’s inaugural class. In addition, Felicien is writing her first book, titled Gold Mettle, which chronicles the highs and lows of her illustrious career and her rocky childhood as a first generation Canadian. Gold Mettle will be published by Doubleday Canada in 2019.

Follow Perdita Felicien on Twitter: @perditafelicien

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