Long Live Dontae; Long Live The Woodlands Rams


So if you’ve noticed the last couple of days I’ve been gushing on social media like an obnoxiously proud parent, it’s because I feel like one. Or at least like a big brother. Sunday morning Canada’s men’s 4×100 metre relay team crossed the line fourth in the final at the IAAF World Championships, but were … Continue reading

LaShawn Merritt: the doping game keeps changing


When reports surfaced last year that 2008 Olympic 400-metre champion LaShawn Merritt flunked a drug test over his use of the over-the-counter sex enhancer Extenze, how else were we supposed to react except with a flood of junior high school jokes? Like Merritt took Extenze so he could run longer and harder than everybody else. … Continue reading

January 2002: Rebuilding a Body and Making a Life


4 January 2002 – Toronto Star By Morgan Campbell The old man is at it again. On a black rubber track encircling the bleachers above a Mississauga ice rink, 42-year old Glenn Chipkar is getting the best of a group of teenage athletes. First, he dusts them in a 40-metre shuttle run. Minutes later, he … Continue reading

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