Athletes With IMPACT

From pros to weekend warriors, our Athletes With IMPACT are guaranteed to inspire. No couch potatoes here.

For the Love of Running

Vancouver’s Filsan Abdiaman came to running eight years ago as a means of denial and distraction from her eating disorder, which she was using to deal with difficult emotions. She was literally running away...

A Champion On And Off The Ice

When Kelly Hrudey retired after 17 years in the NHL, he stayed front and centre in the limelight, becoming a fixture on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada intermission panels, and working as a TV...
Jerry Kappel

Lifelong Passion for Whitewater

Ask Jerry Kappel how he is faring, and his response is invariably the same: “Good, always good!” The octogenarian kayaker is not just being polite. At 81, Kappel’s joie de vivre knows no bounds....
Erica Van Vlack

A Healing Journey

When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, Erica Van Vlack quit her job as a personal trainer at a gym in Whitehorse, Yukon. She was newly pregnant, and as someone who, in...
Athlete with IMPACT Nicole German

Maddie’s Legacy

When Nicole German joins the crowd of runners at the Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, she notices a few others wearing purple T-shirts. On their backs, she sees “Shine Bright,” a carbon copy of the...
AWI - Liam

In a Class of His Own

Becoming a world-record holder was on runner Liam Stanley’s to-do list before the Tokyo Paralympic Games, due to take place in July. Last December, the 23-year-old from Victoria, B.C., did just that, running the 5000...
Adam Campbell

Reclaiming Life After Loss

Spellbound by Mother Nature’s splendor, Adam Campbell also knows the humbling power intertwined with such beauty. In 2017, IMPACT profiled his long recovery and odds-defying survival after falling from the side of a rockface. His...
Joan MacDonald

There’s Something About Joan

A few years ago, Joan MacDonald was pushing 200 lbs, weighed down by a sedentary lifestyle and the associated health issues. The way the 75-year-old sees it now, she was merely existing. A heart-to-heart...
Flames Assistant General Manager Chris Snow

Chris Snow is Striving for a Cure

The diagnosis in June of 2018 was a devastating one for Chris Snow. He had ALS and was given six to 18 months to live. The deadly disease had already claimed his father, two of...
Marathon Runner Gives Back

Marathon Runner Gives Back to Front-Line Workers

There’s a wall in Yana Hempler’s Victoria home decorated with extraordinarily expensive wallpaper. A patchwork quilt of race bibs adorn the space guarded by a fringe of medals. There’s her local Vancouver Island Race...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Community

The 10 Mile Tri presented by 3433 Sport Performance is back for its 10th year of action at the MNP Community & Sport Centre in Calgary Alberta, Canada. 
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Berberine and Beyond: Heart-Healthy Cholesterol Support 

Relatively new to the supplement world, berberine is a natural compound found in several plants. Some research has suggested that it can support healthy cholesterol...
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IMPACT ON LOCATION at the Westin Chicago River North

For runners who travel to international major marathons, finding comfortable accommodation and a supportive atmosphere on arrival can help alleviate the pre-race stresses of...
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Registration for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is Open

The Bank of America Chicago Distance Series is back, and we’ve got the details on the second annual event.  The Distance Series connects the Bank...