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Taking Life in Stride: Stories from the man who led 200 Canadians to world records

Harvey Mitro recounts some of the most impactful moments from the last 45 years of Canadian running

Harvey Mitro has been running for 45 years. Originally from Sarnia, ON he was a standout mid-distance competitor, winning provincial and national medals, breaking 4 minutes for the mile, and representing Canada on the global stage. Last year he published his first book, Taking Life in Stride.

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Mitro’s world has been shaped by his experiences in the sport. He learned to trust his instincts when he charged an aggressive dog that tried to attack him while on a run. He befriended Danny Kassap, the young refugee from Congo who won the Toronto Waterfront Marathon before his tragic and untimely death. And he organized two world records of the daunting 100 x 1 mile relay, both of which have stood for 25 years. In Taking Life in Stride, Mitro shares memoirs from his 4 decades in the world of Canadian running that embody the strength and beauty of our community. 

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