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Daily Archives: September 25, 2010

We’re Not All Hardcore Competitors

I’m not a huge sports person. I’m not anti-sport; it’s just not a really big deal to me.

The first sporting award I remember receiving is a third place ribbon for the only 100m sprint I ever ran. It was in Grade 7, at the ripe old age of 12 at our school sports carnival. I didn’t want to race but we were short on runners and so I made up the numbers. My victory was immediately thrown into controversy as the parents of the kid who came fourth lodged a protest. My win was upheld though and I walked away with a little green and gold ribbon as a momento.

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