Reid Coolsaet is one of the newest members of Team Darfur. Reid is the 2007 Canadian 5000 meter champion and is currently training for Olympic qualifiers.
We asked Reid why he joined Team Darfur and this is what he had to say:
Reading ‘Escape From Slavery’ by Francis Bok opened my eyes to the horrible situation in Sudan and I wanted to do something, I just didn’t know exactly way. Team Darfur gives me a great opportunity to help make changes and bring peace to the people of Sudan. I hope and believe that with the collective power of many athletes that positive changed will occur in the near future from the actions of Team Darfur.