Tag Archives: Ben Johnson

Ben tests positive for stanozolol

The Ben Johnson bomb was dropped on me when I went into the Village dining room for breakfast early in the morning on the day after my semifinal. I forget which Canadian athlete or coach gave me the news, but nobody … Continue reading

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My Olympic 10,000m semifinal: Olympic Training Log Sept 24-Sept 29

The Women’s 10,000m Semifinal September 26, 1988 On day 4 of Athletics competition, my race day finally arrived. In 1988 both men and women had to run a 10,000m semifinal, unlike at London 2012 when the 10,000m was run as a straight … Continue reading

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A stopover in Tokyo for Ben Johnson’s fans: Olympic Training Log Sept 10-16

On September 12, 1988, I left Vancouver with the Canadian track & field team, bound for Narita Airport in Tokyo. We were a large group, made up of almost 70 athletes and about 20 staff members. Team spirit was high. … Continue reading

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Pre-competition challenges: How to eat, sleep and train when travelling: Olympic Training Log: March 19-March 25

My trip from Brussels to Auckland (for the 1988 World Cross-Country Championships) took about 36 hours, door-to-door. Since the rest of the team was travelling from Canada, I made the trip on my own. This was the longest trip of … Continue reading

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