Karelle is a nationally ranked Canadian 100m hurdler who has represented Canada on the international stage on several occasions. This past summer, she represented Canada at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea. She is currently training for the Olympics.
For the past two years, Karelle has been doing speed work with young lacrosse and soccer players to help them improve their speed, strength, power and running technique.
Karelle graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2012 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Human Kinetics. After graduation, she worked as a kinesiologist at a physiotherapy clinic.
Karelle knows how important it is for young athletes to learn the principles of proper body mechanics. In 2008, she suffered a low back injury that took her out of her sport for 3 years. After working tirelessly to overcome her injury, she made a successful return to the track in 2012.
Her greatest passion is helping children and youth achieve their full potential. This is why Karelle does motivational speaking at elementary and high schools. She shares her personal story in hopes of inspiring students to believe in themselves, work hard, persevere in the face of challenges and follow their dreams.
You can learn and follow about Karelle at www.karelleedwards.com