Ottawa’s Mike Woods couldn’t one-up his bronze medal performance at last year’s World Championships in road racing at this year’s event, as the 33-year-old registered a did not finish in the race held in Yorkshire, U.K. in September
Picture a running coach and it’s probably someone in a track suit with a whistle, right? Well, for Louis-Riel high school track & field/cross-country program director Sébastien Lalonde, his tools of the trade are just as likely to include a lawn mower and a pair of work gloves.
Si l’on visualise mentalement un entraîneur de course de fond, celui-ci porte fort probablement un survêtement de course et arbore fièrement un sifflet autour du cou. Eh bien, pour Sébastien Lalonde, directeur du programme d’athlétisme et de cross-country à l’école secondaire Louis-Riel, ses outils de travail incluent plutôt une tondeuse à gazon et une bonne paire de gants de travail!
Au pic de sa carrière, Marc Blais frappait 1 000 balles de golf par jour. Le diplômé d’Edison College (maintenant Florida Southwestern) à Fort Myers (Floride), alors en tournée professionnelle dans cet État, essayait d’émuler Greg Norman et Ben Hogan.
At the height of his playing days, Marc Blais would hit 1,000 golf balls a day. That was when the graduate of Fort Myers’ Edison College (now Florida Southwestern) was playing on a pro tour in the sunshine state, seeking to emulate Greg Norman and Ben Hogan.
There’s not much for a competitive swimmer to think about once they’re standing on the pool deck with their hours and days and weeks of training behind them. There’s no strategy or game planning at play in the moment; the sole imperative is to get in the zone. And so with headphones on, flowing pump-up music into her ears, Regan Rathwell prepared to dive into a pool next to girls as many as five years her senior.
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