Tommy wins Road Racer of the Year Ottawa Lions Track Club

December 2, 2016
Tommy was honoured to receive the award for Road Racer of the Year at the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club banquet 🙂 And, of course, he quoted a Disney character when he went up to receive his award! The video is here:

At 9:54 in this video you will see him receive his award! We were very moved by a speech given by Paralympian Jason Dunkerley, Tommy’s friend and fellow distance runner. Jason announced his retirement from Para Athletics and shared some words of wisdom, and we loved his speech and thought Tommy’s followers would enjoy it too. Tommy is just beginning his journey towards international competition, just as Jason is retiring. Thank you, Jason, for all you have done to pave the path in para sport for athletes like Tommy. Thank you for your support of Tommy and our family, for showing us what is possible through hard work and determination, for the years you trained alongside Tommy when he first began training with Coach Ray’s group at the Ottawa Lions, and for being such a wonderful leader in our Ottawa running community. We wish you well in all that lies ahead! To see Tommy and Jason racing the 5000m together at the National Championships 2016 in Edmonton, click here:

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