Conviction Athlete of the Month – December 2016

Most people wouldn’t carry a frozen turkey over 20 kilometers through -40 °C windchill. But Divyesh Patel isn’t most people.

December 17th marked Divyesh’s second go at our annual Food Bank Beast. He was an integral part in helping us reach our goal this year. Divyesh raised just shy of 100 pounds, and carried much more than that, during the 12 mile hike.

Maybe he felt pressure to perform big, as he’s the Board Chair for the Regina Food Bank. But more than likely his willingness to step up was just because that’s the type of person he is.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Divyesh for over seven years now. Never once have I seen him give anything less than his all. It doesn’t matter what the task is, he’s going to give you everything he’s got.

Not only is he the hardest worker in the room, but his ability to make everyone around him better is something I truly admire.

Besides training with us all year long, Divyesh also played soccer, walleyball, and hockey. He completed his first Spartan Super in July and ran a strong 12.5 km lap for our team at the Deadfall 50 Relay this past October.

An all around great guy, Divyesh is one of the most fun, and motivating, people you’ll ever be around. And we couldn’t be happier to have him.