Ben O'Rourke

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

Strive for progress, not perfection.

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

My sons are my inspiration. Telling them stories of races and training bring me a lot of joy. Setting a good example for them; the importance of making a goal, working hard for it and achieving it. Bringing them to see me race and joining in on the kids races is also one of my favourite things to do.

What is your proudest athletic accomplishment?

Winning the Northern Alberta 5 Peaks Race series in 2016/2017/2019. Winning the Grizzly Ultra Two person team in 2019 and 2022. My sub 18 minute 5km in 2019. All while wearing Topo Athletic shoes.

What is your go-to workout song?

Mountains by Biffy Clyro