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Overcoming life’s hurdles


Believing in your dreams is one of the most important steps you'll take in goal setting. While many of us can come up with things we want to accomplish, it is the emotional connection we make with the dream by believing in its possibility that lead us to action and accomplishments. For Olympian Sarah Wells, this belief was mandatory to fuel her Olympic dream after a devastating stress fracture in her leg threatened her chance of making the team. Sarah's story is one of guts, courage and perseverance. Audiences will leave inspired to dream big, overcome obstacles and of course believe!

Sarah Wells Bio

Sarah Wells is a Canadian Olympian specializing in the 400m hurdles. Recruited by her high school teacher, Sarah fell in love with the sport of track and 15 years old and field and joined the Toronto Track club in 2005. With only 8 months of training under her belt, Sarah qualified for her first national team and travelled to Morocco Marrakesh to represent Canada. Since then Sarah has been a 4-time National Champion and a 7-time National Team member. In 2012, after winning the Canadian National Championships for the 3rd time in her career, Sarah represented Canada in the London Olympics and finished as an Olympic Semi Finalist. Following the Olympics, Sarah continued progressing and came home a double-medallist from the 2015 Pan-American games held in her home city of Toronto. Sarah has overcome many obstacles in her career and has set her sights on becoming a 2-time Olympian at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


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