Natalia Hawthorn made her international debut with Canada at the 2013 U23 World Cross Country Championships. The following year she earned her first podium at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships, taking bronze in the 1500m.
Hawthorn competed for Team Ontario at the 2017 Canada Games, winning gold in the 5000m and finishing fourth in the 1500m. She made the final in the 1500m at the senior Canadian Championships in 2018 and 2019. She also made her senior international debut in 2019 at the World Cross Country Championships.
In 2021, Hawthorn ran personal bests in both the 1500m and 5000m. It was in early May that she lowered her 5000m mark to 15:05.91, taking almost 45 seconds off her best time coming into the season as she went under the Olympic qualifying standard. In early June, she took her 1500m best time to 4:04.20. She made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 in the 1500m.
Hawthorn ran collegiately for the University of British Columbia. She won silver at the NAIA Championships in the 1500m in 2017 and 2018 and also took the 800m bronze in 2018. With the Thunderbirds 4x800m relay team she won NAIA gold in 2018 and silver in 2016.
A Little More About Natalia
Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in kinesiology in 2018…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Games: 2020 - 32nd (1500m)
World Cross Country Championships: 2019 - 86th (race)
World Cross Country Championships (U20): 2013 - 63rd (race)