Ariane Martel Bouchard

What quote/saying do you lean on when the going gets tough?

Un pas à la fois (One step at a time)

Do you have any pre-race/competition rituals/superstitions?

I'm not superstitious, so nothing in particular... however, I always need to wear my fox compression socks when I compete!

What or who inspires you to push yourself to the next level?

Caroline Côté, Antarctica's fastest woman, has become an incredible inspiration to me. Marie-Pier Desharnais who climbs the highest peaks on the planet is also an inspiration. These are two women who fulfill themselves in their sport and who push their limits as I also like to do.

What are some of your other favorite hobbies when you are not training or competing?

I love reading books (especially adventure stories and athlete biographies). I also love photography and cooking.

What is your proudest athletic accomplishment?

My Everesting in march 2023. I was the first person worldwide to do an Everesting in snowshoes! 40 hours of effort without any sleep. It was the biggest and hardest adventure of my life!

What is your go-to workout song?

What a tough question...there are so many! All songs of Our Last Night or Silverstein are winner with me. I love post-hardcore bands!

If you could race in costume, what or who would you dress up as?

A giant pizza... because everybody love pizza and I always eat one after my races! 😂

What is your go-to mantra for living an active life?

Vegan, sober and happy! I am blessed to be where I am in my life today, so I'm grateful daily for what I can accomplish on my feet!