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Tearing Off His Mask

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Argo Football Star Shea Emry Leading Fight Against Depression

BY CHRIS ZELKOVICH

Because he's a linebacker with the Toronto Argonauts, Shea Emry wears a facemask when he's on the job. But it's the mask that he hid his depression behind that is prompting him to speak out.

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Gil's Time for Gold

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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 junio’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 nation’s heart: an athlete’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.

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Winter Running Fashion

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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 today’s fitness fanatics. While their motivation and devotion may have been on par, their attire was, for sure and certain, not so. 

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Different Strokes

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Time to Shake Up Your Swim Routine

BY JOYLIN NODWELL

 

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!

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Princess of the Lakes

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Diminuitive Teen's Epic Marathon Swims Raise $400,000 for Kids Camp

BY LIZ BROWN

There was a time not too long ago when Annaleise Carr used to cry at the thought of swimming in open water.

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TRAINING

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SO YOU WANT
TO BE AN
IRONMAN?

This 20-week plan
will get you there.

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Food & Nutrition

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RAW, QUICK
& DELICIOUS

5-INGREDIENT RECIPES IN JUST 15 MINUTES

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Travel

IRON ROADS

Via ferrata take hikers high into mountain adventures

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