Maya Jonas

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1

Further personal information

Residence
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Jerry King [personal]

General interest

Hobbies
Jogging. (thestar.com, 11 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without challenges, life would be so boring. I need new challenges every day." (insidetoronto.com, 11 Apr 2013)
Famous relatives
She was married to the writer George Jonas until his death in 2016. (theglobeandmail.com, 10 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She began losing her vision at age 23 due to retinitis pigmentosa. (thestar.com, 11 Mar 2014)
Other information
PASTIME BECOMES SERIOUS
She began jogging as a pastime in 2009. "I just started running three and a half years ago [in 2009] and when I had cancer two and a half years ago, I decided I wanted to run marathons. When you're blind, people will say, 'Be careful, don't do this, don't do that.' It drives me up the wall. Blind people are just like anybody else." (insidetoronto.com, 11 Apr 2013)