Nancy Greene — Canadian Athlete born on May 11, 1943,

Nancy Catherine Greene Raine, OC, OBC, OD is a Canadian Senator for British Columbia and a champion alpine skier voted as Canada's Female Athlete of the 20th Century. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... (wikipedia)

I'm not from a maple producing area and so my maple syrup credentials are very much of the eating side.
I think what it takes to succeed remains the same. You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up.
Rowing provided a place to go, a community where people cared about what I did and what I achieved.
I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances.
If it's not 100 per cent pure maple syrup, it can't be called 'pure maple syrup.'