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Born: 1967-12-16
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Jamaican
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Always educate yourself.

Tags: Educate, Yourself

I think that every single person should play sports.

Tags: Single, Sports

A team sport is not very good for me, because I can't take losing.

Tags: Good, Losing, Team

Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.

Tags: Everybody, Kid, Needs

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Passion, Work

I love music, and a lot of it. Jazz is probably on the top with guys like Miles Davis. But I even enjoy music from the '60s and '70s.

Tags: Enjoy, Love, Music

I'll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games.

Tags: Along, Games, Winning

I'm a competitor.

Tags: Competitor

You find sprinters testing other sprinters' mental capability. But these are my good friends on the track. I don't think we need to do that.

Tags: Friends, Good, Mental

I do a lot of media work, I've been investing and I'm involved with real estate. It's totally different from what I had been doing but I find it challenging and fun. To be honest, I really don't miss the track. I pretty well accomplished what I set out to do and it was time to move on.

Tags: Fun, Time, Work

I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job.

Tags: Give, Job, Successful

I was working in corporate Canada and I was doing all right. But I was burnt out... Long hours, a lot of clients. I just wanted to get away. Track and field was sort of like the elimination thing. I just wanted to go and do something. Exercise my brain and my body and kind of gravitate to that.

Tags: Away, Brain, Working

I'd like to be a more consistent starter. I'd like a smoother transition from crouching to running. I have to learn to relax during a race and how to breathe.

Tags: Learn, Race, Relax

I'm Jamaican, man. I'm Jamaican first. You gotta understand that's where I'm from. That's home. That you can never take away from me. I'm a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.

Tags: Away, Home, Understand

In running, I can internalize that intensity. I can handle it because it's me and I'm coming back in the next race. I'm always ready for the next race.

Tags: Coming, Next, Ready