By Lesley Chang Thelma Wright is a two time Olympian who ran for the Canadian women’s team in the 1500 meter category in 1972 and 1976. Today, she volunteers for the Whistler Spirit Run handing out awards to aspiring young athletes. At the youthful 59, she also participated in the Masters men and women’s 5k, finishing in the top ten. As a national endurance coach to Canadian athletes, Wright works directly with trainers and coaches of the country’s most promising long distance runners. Through her work with coaches, she helps set the standards for their athletes to become higher performers. Interestingly enough, Margrit Meier, wife of PI Financial’s Max Meier (event sponsors), trained with and competed against Wright in the 1972 Olympics and are now good friends. A big congratulations and thank you to our very special volunteer, Thelma Wright!