Athletics Canada has launched a new weekly podcast named People Behind the Performances, which will be hosted by Micha Powell.

She will be talking to Canadian athletes.

From a press release, she said, “Canada’s track and field community comes from diverse backgrounds with equally diverse and powerful stories to tell. This podcast was created to amplify athlete voices, and to share personal experiences that showcases athletes as much more than bodies for entertainment.”

About Micha Powell
Micha Powell has both track and journalism in her blood. When she was only two months old, Micha’s mother – journalist and Olympian Rosey Edeh – scooped her up and travelled the world competing for the Canadian Track Team with Micha in tow. Though her parents were elite track athletes – Micha’s father is American Olympian and long jump world record holder Mike Powell – she participated in other sports, only taking to the track at age 17. At the University of Maryland, she pursued her passion for Journalism and Languages while being a student-athlete in the NCAA. To this day, her 400m indoor and outdoor records stand at her alma mater. Powell was named to the 2016 Olympic team as part of the 4x400m relay. Though she did not compete in Rio, she joined her parents in the ranks of Olympians and she is currently working towards the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer.