Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Remembering Harry Jerome

Scene in Stanley Park: travesty! Someone turned famed Olympic runner Harry Jerome into a Conehead! (click photo to embiggen)

Mr. Jerome was a North Vancouverite who set a total of seven world records in the 1960's, received the Order of Canada in 1970 and was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2001.

He has a track and field meet and a sports centre named after him - where some claim to have seen his ghost running around the track. True or not, he might be rolling over in his grave at the defacement of his statue. But probably not. Decades of seagull poop have no doubt hardened his spirit by now.

Speaking of being pooped, shine up your shoes for the BMO Vancouver Marathon coming Sunday May 3 to Concorde Pacific Place. I've registered to volunteer on the cycle escort team for the event, so stay tuned for more bulletproof coverage of this fun and spectacular adventure.

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