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Mother. Olympic medalist. Coach. Entrepreneur.

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Hi! I'm Lynn

I'm a small town girl from Regina, Saskatchewan... and I never dreamed I'd end up on an Olympic podium! Life is full of surprises. I truly believe that if you listen to your heart and follow your passion – good things will happen. 

Lynn Kanuka Coach


Analyst, coordinator, speaker, coach

Running Coach

For people of all ages and abilities

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1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics

Lynn Kanuka 1984 Olympic Podium



As a runner

I've raced all over the world. I've won medals at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships. I've held every Canadian middle distance running record. But I'm most proud to say I have 4 Gold Medals in raising four children!

My Amazing Family

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Fitness Enthusiast

Lynn Kanuka 1988 Olympics

Competitive Career



In my professional life

I’ve enjoyed off-shoots of my running career as a business owner, television analyst, event coordinator, motivational speaker, and personal, corporate and performance athletics coach.

Coach Lynn business


Coach Lynn Vancouver Sun Run


Coach Lynn and students




Coach Lynn 1984 Olympics


My Olympic Story

Told by the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame.

Coach Lynn Marathon


The Shakeout Podcast

Ep. 288 – "Canada's Greatest Distance Runner".

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2019 Coach of the Year

According to Sport BC.

My passion

For over 30 years has been to inspire people of all ages and ability levels through physical fitness – to take steps toward better health, achieve personal goals, and be active and happy.

It's about time I share my expertise online, and that's what prompted me to create my running programs. I invite you to try one out! No matter what your goals are, I'll help you get to the finish line.

Learn to Run – 10 Weeks

A feel-good introduction to running and moving your body.

Learn to Run Program Coach Lynn

Run Strong – 8 Weeks

Elevate your run to become stronger, faster and more efficient. 

Run Strong Program Coach Lynn

Run Easy – 8 Weeks

Get comfortable running more often at a pace that feels right for you.

Run Easy Program Coach Lynn
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