With the Tokyo Olympics set to start in just a few days, we feel today’s conversation with Dennis Lang could not be more fitting! Now 70 years old, he opens with a story from when he was just 13 years old about watching a Canadian win a silver medal on the track at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and how that was the first of several pivotal moments that shaped the rest of his running life. Through decades of hard work and dedication, Dennis would eventually go on to achieve his own silver and bronze medals for Canada on the world stage. This story is one of passion, perseverance, planning and most of all, patience. Dennis had us on the edge of our seats during this hour of exceptional storytelling but his underlying message is one we can all stand to hear on repeat. You don’t have to be gifted to be great, seize the opportunities before you, keep on showing up ... and you just never know where life will take you! Be sure to listen right to the very end to hear a hilarious story about the 1988 Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. And now onto our conversation with Dennis Lang.
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