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  • Have any non-canucks heard of Terry Fox?

    This is a great post to Track Canada from Paul McCloy who, I assume, needs no introduction:

    http://www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/pipe ... 04298.html

    Gee, maybe this belongs on the current or historical board.

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    You assume wrong, :shock: and the name Terry Fox rings a bell, but I have no idea why. Probably not your Terry Fox.

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    • #3
      Do a search for McCloy-here is a great story about him and Virgin:

      http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... rgin#39071

      Maybe you saw it.

      The reason Paul posted that Terry Fox story is that this week-end there are runs across the country in his memory to raise money for cancer research:


      http://www.terryfoxrun.org/english/home/default.asp?s=1

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MJD
        Do a search for McCloy-here is a great story about him and Virgin:

        http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... rgin#39071

        Maybe you saw it.
        Sorry, that one was before my time hear on the boards.

        Originally posted by MJD
        The reason Paul posted that Terry Fox story is that this week-end there are runs across the country in his memory to raise money for cancer research:


        http://www.terryfoxrun.org/english/home/default.asp?s=1
        That may be where I heard of Terry Fox before after all. Certainly have not heard of him for a very long time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bad hammy
          Sorry, that one was before my time hear on the boards.
          No, I mean the Mt Sac race.

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          • #6
            I don't have many "heroes" but Terry Fox is one of them.
            In 1980 Terry was diagnosed with cancer and ended up losing a leg.
            He decided to run across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

            Terry ran a marathon every single day across the often brutal and unforgiving terrain of this huge country for almost a year before he had to give up his run when the cancer returned to his lungs.

            The entire country mourned his passing. Anyway this will explain who he is far better than I can.

            http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/nomi ... terry.html

            There is no track athlete that comes close to Terry in terms of guts and determination.

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            • #7
              I would recommend this video to learn more about terry.


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF8k8hpyp_A

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MJD
                Originally posted by bad hammy
                Sorry, that one was before my time hear on the boards.
                No, I mean the Mt Sac race.
                Oh, never been - too far away, too close to LA.

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                • #9
                  Look at some of that stuff from mojo, seriously.

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                  • #10
                    I live in the Seattle area and had never heard of him (that I remember, anyway) 'till last summer when I was in Canada. We were making the one-day bee line drive from Jasper (what a great place!) home. We stopped at some rest stop or little park and right there by the side of the road was this large billboard with a picture of Terry Fox. I can't remember the context or what organization was advertising for what purpose, but when I got home I did a little search and learned a bit about him. I'm now a little bit less ignorant.

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                    • #11
                      One of the top ten canucks. Pretty good company:

                      http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MJD
                        One of the top ten canucks. Pretty good company:

                        http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/
                        Including Fox (which may or may not be true) I've heard of four of these guys. And I actually sort of pay attention . . .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MJD
                          One of the top ten canucks. Pretty good company:

                          http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/
                          That's pretty interesting. Alexander Graham Bell? I always thought Don Ameche was American. :- )

                          But 2 out of 10 are hockey-related. What's up with that? Other'n soccer, I can't think of anything less meaninful or interesting. Now, David Suzuki - that's worthy of top 10 recognition.

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                          • #14
                            His image graces the dollar coin here in canada.. it is a great way to remember a great man.
                            ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by paulthefan
                              His image graces the dollar coin here in canada.. it is a great way to remember a great man.
                              Surely more befitting than those than the "Run, Terry, Run!" song that used to grace the airwaves of CBC... Anyway, on a different note, I remember being an (unwilling) participant in the first few Terry Fox runs in elementary school (part of our Participaction unit). Wow, all those terms in one paragraph serve as a big flashback.

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