Devon Kershaw heads into the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, having blazed a historic trail in the Canadian cross-country ski circles. Devon’s electrifying run reached a whole new level in 2012 when he became the first Canadian male to finish second overall on the World Cup circuit. Kershaw’s incredible season included winning two World Cup races in addition to adding another silver and three bronze medals to his career total.
Growing up in the Northern Ontario city of Sudbury, Devon’s parents were instrumental in developing and nurturing a love of the natural environment and active lifestyle – both of which are cornerstones of his life today. An active Canadian sport enthusiast growing up playing hockey, volleyball, badminton, tennis and running competitively, Devon skied for Laurentian Nordic as a junior where he represented Canada at three World Junior Championships (2000-2002), and won 18 national junior titles. Devon’s career took off after moving to Canmore to be a full-time member of the National Ski Team.
An excitable person on and off the ski trails, Devon stays busy playing in the mountains, sipping cappuccinos with friends, playing guitar and taking photos. Beyond skiing Devon plans to return to school to pursue a degree in medicine, with the eventual goal of becoming a doctor specializing in sports medicine.