Casey Haynes

Casey HaynesSporting career highlights: placed fifteenth at the 2014 U23 world marathon canoe/kayak championships in Oklahoma.

At what age did you start seriously training and competing in your sport(s)?

16.

What got you started in your sport?

School program in year 7.

Who has been the biggest influence in your sporting career?

Cameron McMillan. He is my coach and has placed second at previous world championships. He helps me with my race plan and has made me believe I can medal at world championships.

Who has been the biggest influence in your academic life?

John Haynes – dad has always pushed me to achieve the best in school.

Do you support any other sport and/or teams?

Richmond is my footy team.

How do you relax? Do you have other life interests outside of your sport?

Running and listening to music.

What is your favourite food?

Pasta.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

Anyone can achieve anything if they work hard enough.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

Whenever you miss a session know that someone out there is training and when you meet them they will win.