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CANADIAN OLYMPIAN RACE WALKER

2016 CANADIAN CHAMPION

Professional Chartered Accountant (CPA)

BIO

I was always serious about excelling in schooling and I landed an Academic Scholarship in Accounting at Plattsburg State University in New York. At that moment, I shifted my athletic focus to running and also to improving my English. After a year, I came back to Canada to finish my degree at the University of Quebec. While pursuing my CPA-CMA designation I was still passionate about sports and becoming an Olympian.   I moved to Alberta and while I managed to win some marathon mountain bike races and competed at the Canada Cup level I was limited by my technical skills and time to train. It was the same in cross-country skiing. Working full time and aspiring to race at an elite level was extremely difficult. But the fire inside to become an Olympian would not be extinguished. It was at this time that I had the crazy idea of trying race walking. I knew endurance events were my forte.  I am very fortunate to have a support team who believes in my dreams and pushes me to the best of my abilities.  I also have a great wife, Marie, who often will bike beside me, giving me fuel or run with me. Never give up and believe in yourself.  It is true for myself!!! 

I was always serious about excelling in schooling and I landed an Academic Scholarship in Accounting at Plattsburg State University in New York. At that moment, I shifted my athletic focus to running and also to improving my English. After a year, I came back to Canada to finish my degree at the University of Quebec. While pursuing my CPA-CMA designation I was still passionate about sports and becoming an Olympian.  

I moved to Alberta and while I managed to win some marathon mountain bike races and competed at the Canada Cup level I was limited by my technical skills and time to train. It was the same in cross-country skiing. Working full time and aspiring to race at an elite level was extremely difficult. But the fire inside to become an Olympian would not be extinguished.

It was at this time that I had the crazy idea of trying race walking. I knew endurance events were my forte. 

I am very fortunate to have a support team who believes in my dreams and pushes me to the best of my abilities.  I also have a great wife, Marie, who often will bike beside me, giving me fuel or run with me.

Never give up and believe in yourself.  It is true for myself!!! 

 

DATE OF BIRTH November 27, 1983

PLACE OF BIRTH
Quebec City, Quebec

HEIGHT 185cm

WEIGHT 73kg

COACHES Gerry Dragomir Devon Goldstein (Strength)

RESIDENT Vancouver, BC

PROFESSION Race Walker & CPA (Accountant)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT (Francais/English) matbilodeau.athlete@gmail.com

 

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Racing

    Results                                                                                   

INTERNATIONAL

  • Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, August 2016
  • 7th - meeting Stanislas de Nancy 5000 m RW, Nancy (France), June 2016
  • 2nd - IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships, Rome (Italy), May 2016
  • Olympic qualifying standard in the 50km race walk with a time of 3:53 at the French National Championships, France, March, 2016
  • 1st place - Stadium & Meet Record, US National Indoor Championships 5000m RW, Rochester, New York (USA), December 2015
  • 31st - 2015 IAAF World Championships 50 km RW, Beijing (China), August 2015
  • 38th - IAAF World Challenge 20 km RW, La Coruna (Spain), June 2015
  • 2nd - US National 50 km RW, California (USA), December 2014

NATIONAL

  • 1st and Canadian Champion, 2016 Nationals at the 10, 000m RW, Edmonton Canada, July 2016
  • 3rd, 2015 Nationals at the 10,000 m RW, Edmonton Canada, July 2015
  • Stadium record at the 3000 m outdoor, Edmonton, July 2014
  • 3 times Alberta Champion in 2014 (indoor/Outdoor) 20 km RW

BEST TIMES

  • 20 km RW - 1:25.48 (La Coruna, Spain, June 2015)
  • 50 km RW - 3:53.56 (France, March 2016)

upcoming races

2017 February 18: Oceania & Australia 20km Race Walking Championships

2017 March 12: 20km Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

2017 March 19: 20km Monterrey, Mexico

2017 July 03-09: Canadian Tranck and Field Championship, Ottawa, ON

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