Justin Kripps is a Hawaiian-born bobsleigh athlete racing on Team Canada. He’s a three-time Olympian and current Olympic Champion in the two-man event. Kripps credits his long-time meditation practice for his ability to handle the high speed and pressure of bobsleigh driving. When he’s not training or travelling around the world for races, he can be found biking in the rockies near his training base of Calgary, Alberta, hacking up local golf courses, or getting back to his roots on the Big Island of Hawaii where he often goes to rest and reset after a long season on the ice tracks.
Get to know them
- What's a book you read that made an impact on you?
Behave by Robert Sapolsky
- Name one thing everyone should experience in your city?
Float down the Bow River and then join the energy at the Calgary Stampede.
- What's your favourite way to sweat?
I like those techno/nightclub type spin classes. Dan MacKinnon runs a good one at YYC Cycle in Marda Loop.
- Song you never get sick of listening to?
“My Friends Never Die” by ODESZA