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    Fantastic news. It's refreshing to see one of our elite athletes sharing their expertise with younger runners.

    Wouldn't track & field in Canada benefit if all our top athletes made an effort to spend a few hours every week visiting clubs, high schools etc and give back to the community. I would like to see sponsors of these athletes write it into the contracts that athletes are outh heir promoting the sport and product.

    One of the reasons BC is a hotbed for racewalking is the hard work Evan Dunfee puts in giving workshops and advice at HS meets.

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    getoffmylawn said 2 weeks ago

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    "Fantastic news. It's refreshing to see one of our elite athletes sharing their expertise with younger runners.

    Wouldn't track & field in Canada benefit if all our top athletes made an effort to spend a few hours every week visiting clubs, high schools etc and give back to the community. I would like to see sponsors of these athletes write it into the contracts that athletes are outh heir promoting the sport and product.

    One of the reasons BC is a hotbed for racewalking is the hard work Evan Dunfee puts in giving workshops and advice at HS meets."


    You know how little most of these people get paid? And also how few medals we get as a country in track and field? And you want to take underpaid athletes who are already working with tough training situations and make them do coaching work on top??

    It makes sense for someone like Melissa who has great ties with Windsor, is in the second half of her career so both has a ton of experience and an eye on what is next, but **writing that into contracts** is crazy. Most of these athletes already usually do stuff every year but mandating weekly stuff really isn't fair.

    Being blunt, the best thing for the growth of the sport would be international success. Much rather our top athletes did everything to bring home medals then spend 3hrs a week coaching teenagers.

    Also what about athletes who train abroad? Degrasse, Brown, Seccafien, Stafford and tons more I'm sure.

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Athletes do the very best they can with the resources that they have, and keep hunting for better. That’s just what athletes do. Giving back is part of the enjoyment.

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