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Speedskater Gilmore junio gave up his spot on the start line in the Olympic 1,000 metres in favour of more experienced teammate Denny Morrison. Nobody cheered louder than junio that day in sochi as Morrison won silver. Canadians, indeed People around the world, celebrated junioâ€™s selfless act, but now this world cup champion is setting his sights on an Olympic medal of his own.
BY MARISSA TIEL
It was a moment that stole the nationâ€™s heart: an athleteâ€™s selfless act of giving up his spot on the Olympic start line in favour of his teammate. And for speedskater Gilmore Junio, it was the simplest choice.
As the temperature drops, ensure your comfort and performance with the best in technical running wear.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLES HOPE STORY BY KERRY HALE MODELS: TARA KABATOFF, HEATH McCOY, BRETT SHARKEY, AMBER WANLESS
Exercise gurus from yesteryear assailed wintery trails with the same passion as todayâ€™s fitness fanatics. While their motivation and devotion may have been on par, their attire was, for sure and certain, not so.
Stroke, stroke, breath ... stroke, stroke, breath ... repeat for two hours.
This pattern may feel familiar if you are a distance swimmer or triathlete. Most swimmers do the bulk of their training in freestyle mode (a.k.a. front crawl) with one arm pulling underneath the body while the other arm recovers above the water. While it is important to train predominantly the stroke you will be using in competition, it is wise to introduce other strokes into your workouts to reduce the consequences of overtraining. When we are younger, our bodies are more resilient to handle the stresses of repetitious activity. However, as we age, incorporating other strokes into weekly swims can help prevent overuse injuries by employing slightly different pull patterns and different body positions. Different strokes, stronger folks!