Biography:

Mike Mason has been one of Canada’s top high jumpers since he won gold at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships. He has gone on to be a two-time Olympian, making it to the final at London 2012 where he finished eighth. He also finished eighth at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Mason achieved a career highlight with his bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He was also a silver medallist at the 2009 Summer Universiade.

Mike Mason has been one of Canada’s top high jumpers since he won gold at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships. He has gone on to be a two-time Olympian, making it to the final at London 2012 where he finished eighth. He also finished eighth at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Mason achieved a career highlight with his bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He was also a silver medallist at the 2009 Summer Universiade.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Robert and Carol Mason… Older brother Eric… Wife Janessa… Getting into the Sport: Started doing track and field at age 10… A classmate was also in involved in athletics so they could carpool to practice… Outside Interests: Enjoys photography, electronics, graphic design, travelling and spending time with family… Earned his Bachelor of Human Kinetics in 2010… Odds and Ends: Collects magnets for his fridge from his travels… Favourite motto: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”