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How to train for a marathon in 20 days

If you have a goal to which people respond “you’re crazy” or “I’d rather die,” you’d be wise to proceed with care. This past weekend, I ran in Montreal’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon; here is what I did to ensure I arrived alive at the finish line.   Pre-Race Become a leech Don’t know anything… Keep Reading

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NBA offseason recap

LBJ in LA Historically, kings sought to expand their empires. With the Eastern Conference conquered, LeBron James now has his sights set on the bright lights of Los Angeles. His decision did not catch the NBA world by total surprise. Reports of his media company, Uninterrupted, forming partnerships in Hollywood and his sons’ enrollment in… Keep Reading

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NHL offseason recap

Johnny Hockey comes home Two years of trade speculation finally drew to a close when John Tavares reached free agency this summer. After almost a decade in New York, the superstar centre opted to leave the Islanders and sign a seven-year, $77 million contract with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite salary cap concerns, the… Keep Reading

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Redmen football overtaken by Stingers 33-26

On Sept. 15, the McGill Redmen (1-2) faced the Concordia Stingers (2-1) for the 50th annual Shaughnessy Cup. The Redmen gave their crosstown rivals a run for their money, but ultimately lost 33-26. The first half saw limited offence from both sides. McGill struggled to move the ball across the field, sustaining only two drives… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: June Gleed

Typically, golf is not the first sport to come to mind when thinking of McGill athletics. However, fourth-year June Gleed made waves on the McGill athletic scene when she hit a hole-in-one at the Omnium Rouge-et-Or on Aug. 30 in Quebec City—the first ever for McGill golf. For Gleed, a native of Newmarket, Ontario, golfing… Keep Reading

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Point-counterpoint: The case for Le’Veon Bell

Running back Le’Veon Bell, in search of a $17 million contract, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reached an impasse in contract negotiations. Should Pittsburgh acquiesce to the back’s demands?   Pay the man Gabe Nisker When Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley signed a four-year, $60 million contract this past July, the NFL world… Keep Reading

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Redmen lacrosse seize narrow win in home opener

On Sept. 8, lacrosse fans packed Molson Stadium to watch the McGill Redmen (1-0) face off against the Nipissing Lakers (0-1). Ultimately, McGill came out on top in double overtime, 13-12. “The [result of the] game was unexpected,” second-year transfer midfielder Cougar Kirby remarked. “Nipissing was never really good in the past, and we just… Keep Reading

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Inaugural Psicobloc Open Series makes a splash

From Aug. 23-25, Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau hosted the Psicobloc Open Series—Canada’s first psicobloc competition. Psicobloc, also known as ‘deep-water soloing,’ is a form of rock climbing performed over a body of water without the use of bolts, ropes, or harnesses. If a climber loses their grip, they plummet—safely—into the deep water below. Spectators gathered… Keep Reading

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