February 21, 2006
24 seconds with Allison Forsyth
BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

Nanaimo-born Allison Forsyth is looking ahead to competing in Whistler in less than four years after tearing knee ligaments in a women's downhill training run during the Torino Games. Whistler was her base in high school.

24 hours: When did you start skiing?

Allison Forsyth: "I grew up skiing at Mt. Washington, I started when I was two years old. I had an older brother and sister who started before me. I wanted to be like them and follow in their footsteps."

24 hours: How do athletes deal with injuries?

Allison Forsyth: "Our bodies aren't really designed to put them through what we put them through every day. I'm sure it's the same with any athletics, you have to come back with a positive attitude."

24 hours: When your competitive days are over, what do you want to do?

Allison Forsyth: "I'm taking a marketing degree by correspondence, I want to get into product marketing or something to do with textiles for clothing."

24 hours: What are you watching, reading and listening to?

Allison Forsyth: "My favourite DVD is Arrested Development, so funny. I'm reading the classics, Jane Austen. We're into Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper."