|Day job or school or other:||H. B. Beal Secondary School|
|Involvement in athletics (athlete, coach, official) and event:||athlete|
|Favorite athlete/ superhero:||Damian Warner, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep|
|Favourite piece of equipment/ clothing:||Hurdle, anything Nike|
|What shoes you train in/ compete in:||Athletics Canada Nike Zoom Elite 8|
|Social media handles:||IG: tyrell_mairs
Youtube: Tyrell Mairs
|Hi, I’m Tyrell and I am 16 years old. I have been involved in track since I was 10. I started as sprinter/long jumper and then tried hurdles and loved them. I have been hurdling since grade 7 and hold a few Athletics Ontario records.
I also started dance at my school, which has an amazing dance program, in grade 9. My Mom encouraged me to dance for flexibility and cross training, but I fell in love with dance too. Now I have 2 passions! I train for track 3 days a week and I dance 2 days. I also do a little lifting at the gym.
My family and I also made the choice to become vegans in December of 2015. We did it for ethical, environmental and health reasons. I feel a lot healthier since we made this choice as I can no longer eat fast food or chocolate!