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The Incredible Life of Ben Johnson
For two days in late September 1988, Canada’s Ben Johnson was the most celebrated athlete on the planet.
Winner of the 100-meter sprint at the Seoul Olympics in a world record 9.79 seconds, he’d just had time to say, “A gold medal—that’s something no one can take away from you,” before testing positive for a performance enhancing drug and giving back his medal.
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A leading Canadian sportswriter and broadcaster, Mary Ormsby was a volleyball player at the Ohio State University where she is a member of its Sports Hall of Fame. She graduated with a degree in journalism and returned home to Toronto to write for the Toronto Sun and later, the Toronto Star. A five-time National Newspaper Award nominee, this is her first book.
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