AN­DRE DE GRASSE

Canadian Running - - GOLDEN SHOE AWARDS -

At the Rio Olympics An­dre De Grasse be­came Usain Bolt’s heir ap­par­ent as the next great gen­er­a­tional track ath­lete, and a global star. De Grasse went toe-to-toe with the fastest man on Earth and earned him­self three medals (a sil­ver and two bronze), along with some ex­tra­or­di­nary so­cial me­dia hyped mo­ments. De Grasse also ran a na­tional record in the 200m, ar­guably his best event, and an­chored the men’s 4x100m re­lay team to a long sought-af­ter podium fin­ish and an­other na­tional record. With De Grasse, Canada has a tran­scen­dent track star that will go into the 2020 Games as the man to beat in the 100m and 200m.

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