Lesa Mayes-Stringer (sometimes shown as Lesa Mayers-Stringer, born Lesa Mayes on May 13, 1968) is a Canadian bobsledder who competed from 1999 to 2009. Lesa had 5 top 10 World Cup finishes in 2004/2005 season. Later, that season, she finished 11th in the two-woman event at the 2005 FIBT World Championships in Calgary. She is now competing for France.
A native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Stringer married in 1994 and sat out the 2002-03 World Cup season on a maternity leave. Prior to her role in bobsleigh, Mayes-Stringer competed in track and field in the heptathlon and the 100 m hurdles.
In 2007, Lesa Mayes-Stringer began living and training in France. She was unable to compete that year because she had to settle. In 2008, she recruited French athletes to help establish and build a French bobsleigh program. The team qualified for the 2009–2010 World Cup and is on track to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
She is the younger sister of former professional football player Rueben Mayes.
- Black pioneers of Western Canada 2005 conference featuring Mayes-Stringer
- Canadian sport news information for the 2003-04 bobsleigh and skeleton team featuring Mayes-Stringer[permanent dead link]
- FIBT profile: Lesa Mayes-Stringer (Canada, 2004–2005) at the Wayback Machine (archived February 24, 2014)
- FIBT profile: Lesa Mayes-Stringer (France, 2008–2009) at the Wayback Machine (archived February 24, 2014)
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