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Posted by Editoress on 02/13/11
"People are screaming and the next thing you know you're going too hard. You're out of the saddle sprinting up a hill or something and because of the cheers you don't feel a thing until you get to the top. Then you pay." - Alison Sydor
Olympian keeps energy high during 'Let's Talk' media blitz
Clara Hughes appears on 16 television and 12 radio shows during an 11-hour media blitz to promote Bell’s Let’s Talk mental health initiative. The campaign raised $3.3-million through long distance calls, text messages in one day.
Read more: Sympatico.ca
Clara Hughes talks about her battle with depression
We all know who Clara Hughes is.
She's one of the darlings of Canadian sport. Her exploits in the Summer and Winter Olympics have made her legendary. Her charity work for organizations such as Right to Play have made her beloved.
But what many of us didn't know, until recently, is that she has had to battle demons of a very personal kind. Hughes battled deep depression, which threatened to derail her life, after winning two bronze medals in cycling at the 1996 Olympics.
Read more: CBC
Could this be the end of road for Jeannie Longo?
There are few better symbols of freedom than a bicycle. Let's go, it says, the open road beckons.
For four decades, Jeannie Longo has been bewitched by that siren call. Longo's bike has taken her to all four corners of the globe and to seven Olympics, given her fame and so many trophies she now uses one of them - "a nice old silver one," she says - as a flower pot. Into her 50s, she is still collecting titles. She is France's reigning time trial champion.
"I'm a bit like a dog ... always willing to have a go," she says.
Read more: Washington Post
First National Women’s Road Cycling Championship
The Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) is organizing the Ist National Women’s Road Cycling Championship from February 13 in Kasur. The PCF is holding this event in collaboration with District Sports Committee Kasur to promote cycling among women.