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The Speed Academy was founded by Olympic sprinter, Tony Sharpe in 2006 in an effort to introduce youth in his local community to the sport of track and field. Since 2006, the club has produced several national and provincial champions. The club is affiliated with both Athletics Ontario as well as the Minor Track Association and participates in competitions across Ontario and the United States. The Academy is focused on developing athletes in the following disciplines: sprints, middle distance, hurdles and jumps.

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Tony Sharpe helps score scholarships for track and field stars

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Sharpe, the former Canadian Olympian, runs the Speed Academy, a developmental track and field club in Pickering, which has helped dozens of athletes get NCAA scholarships.

The club was founded in 2006 and Sharpe left his corporate account manager’s job at Bell to track athletes full-time a few years later.

“I’m a full-time coach, you know, not something people do often in Canada,” says Sharpe, 59, adding about 50 Speed Academy athletes have received scholarships.

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