Humility is hard to find. When you encounter someone who has it, it is like a breath of fresh air. Lucas McAneney is such a person. I met Lucas a few years ago, as a customer of the Running Room store he managed. We chatted and compared notes about races we had in common. Imagine my surprise when I later found out that this friendly store manager was actually an elite runner who has won the Mississauga Marathon, won the Oakville Half Marathon, won the Ottawa Marathon, placed fourth at the Buffalo Marathon, competed in the Pan Am Games, and many other elite running credentials.
I was so impressed with Lucas that I have continued to go to Running Room for all my running purchases. Recently, my daughter was training to run a 5K but was having trouble with her ankle. I took her to the Oakville Running Room for help. In addition to finding her the right shoes, Lucas took extra time to show her resistance-band exercises to strengthen her ankle, and shared a personal story of how he overcame the same injury. I just wanted to say a sincere thank you for Lucas’s help and humility, and highlight one of Running Room’s amazing employees.