Speed Skater Susan Auch to Run for Provincial Conservatives

Susan Auch (HANDOUT)

Olympic speed skater Susan Auch has set her sights on politics instead of sports by announcing she will run in the next provincial election.

The three-time Olympic silver medallist made her intentions known Friday to seek the nomination for the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives in the fall election set for October 4.

The 44-year-old is looking to run in the Assiniboia riding, which has been held tightly by NDPer Jim Rondeau since 1999.

Auch is currently a real estate agent living in Calgary, but travelled to Winnipeg to make the announcement official during a news conference at the Heritage Victoria Community Club.