Catching up to Emma Balazs is no easy feat.
Balazs is one of the quickest track and field and cross-country runners in Canada. In track and field, she represented B.C. at the 2010 Legion youth national championships in Ottawa and blazed to a silver medal in the 1,500-metre steeplechase. That same year, as a Grade 10 student at Kelly Road secondary, she was the top-placing northern runner at the B.C. High School cross-country championships. In a field of 297 athletes, she finished 13th overall. The previous year, Balazs was ninth at the cross-country running provincials.
Balazs’s other passion is soccer, a sport she plays at the all-star level.