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Milaine Theriault, Team 2006
Athlete Profile: Milaine Theriault, Team 2006

 Milaine Theriault  Date of Birth November 14, 1973
 Place of Birth Moncton, NB
 Hometown St. Quentin, NB
 Club Husky Ski Club
 Coach Dave Wood
 Wax Technician Yves Bilodeau, Graham McLean
 Years on Senior Team 12
 Years on Junior Team 0
 Personal Sponsors Le Groupe Savoie Inc.
 Equipment Skis: Fischer
Poles: Exel
  Boots/Bindings: Alpina

Background:

Milaine first started skiing at age 12 in the local Jackrabbit Ski League that her parents started in St. Quentin, N.B. Having been involved in many other sports, including judo, badminton and mountain biking, Milaine eventually chose skiing for its lifestyle benefits and travel opportunities. Milaine cites her parents and coach, along with friend, Laurent Roux, as being highly influential in her pursuit of ski racing at an elite level. Today, Milaine is entering her 12th year on the senior team. Milaine is excited for her third Olympic season after skiing on a reduced schedule over the past two years to give birth to a baby boy – now forced to balance motherhood with her pursuit of excellence on the World Cup cross-country skiing circles. Teammate and close friend, Beckie Scott, inspires Milaine to continue to strive to meet her own goals.

In addition to caring for her family and young son, Milaine is busy in her free time engaged in one of many activities. She is currently finishing her Science degree from Athabasca University in hopes of pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. She is also an avid reader, gardener, baker and enjoys telephone conversations with her family and friends across the country. Milaine may also be spotted shopping around town or simply relaxing at home with her boyfriend and fellow ski racer, Robin McKeever.

Milaine’s long and successful ski career has taught her many things over the years. She has developed a good work ethic, persistent dedication and a continuing drive to succeed.

Key Ski Information:

  • Two-time Olympian (Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002)

Notable Results:

2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 22 (sprint)
2005 – World Cup, Pragelato, Italy: 10 (team relay)
2005 – World Cup, Lahti, Finland: 24 ( Sprint)
2005 – Haywood Canada Cup, Forêt Montmorency, Que.: 1 (15 km skate, 5 km classic, 10 km free technique)
2004 – Canadian Championships, Charlo, N.B.: 3 (pursuit)
2004 – Canadian Championships, Charlo, N.B.: 3 (sprint)
2004 – Canadian Championships, Charlo, N.B.: 3 (30 km skate)

Olympic Results:

2002 – Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah: 8 (4x5 km relay)
2002 – Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah: 34 (pursuit)
2002 – Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah: 23 (10 km classic)
2002 - Olympic  Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah: 3 (Sprint)
2002 - Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah: 29 (30 km classic)               
1998 - Olympic Winter Games, Nagano, Japan: 16 (4x5 km relay)
1998 - Olympic Winter Games, Nagano, Japan: 64 (15 km classic)
1998 - Olympic Winter Games, Nagano, Japan: 54 (pursuit)

2004-05 Results:

2005 – Haywood Canada Cup, Forêt Montmorency, Que.: 1 (15 km skate)
2005 – Haywood Canada Cup, Forêt Montmorency, Que.: 1 (5 km classic)
2005 – Haywood Canada Cup, Forêt Montmorency, Que.: 1 (10 km free technique)
2005 – Haywood Canada Cup, Forêt Montmorency, Que.: 2 (Madshus sprints)
2005 – Haywood Canada Cup, Vernon, B.C.: 2 (Madshus sprints)
2005 – World Cup, Nove Mesto, Czech Republic: 58 (sprint)
2005 – World Cup, Nove Mesto, Czech Republic: 49 (10 km skate)
2005 – World Cup, Reit im Winkl, Germany: 54 (10 km free technique)
2005 – World Cup, Reit im Winkl, Germany: 45 (sprint)
2005 – World Cup, Pragelato, Italy: 10 (team relay)
2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 38 (30 km free technique)
2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 35 (7.5 km pursuit)
2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 22 (sprint)

Pursuit of Excellence:

“To know that everyday I train for two, three or four hours I have put in 100 per cent, the end result in the races is not nearly as important as the happiness I have experienced in the journey getting there.”

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