Monthly Archives: June 2017

How the Canadian Grand Prix Became the Country’s Largest Sporting Event

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first F1 grand prix in Canada, but only the 48th running of the Canadian Grand Prix as a world championship event, as it has been cancelled a few times. The race actually started out at a circuit in the farmlands outside Toronto, so I thought it would be interesting to explore how it grew from those humble beginnings to Canada’s largest sporting event and one of the biggest parties in the country.

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Reflections on Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500

Back in early 2016, Galen Rupp decided to run a marathon. This was a remarkable decision because he is one of the best 10,000-metre runners on the planet, having won the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.