Speed Academy runners off to Hershey

Big event on tap this weekend across the border

PICKERING -- Tony Sharpe believes he has a trio of sprinters who can look forward to an awfully bright future in the sport if they so choose.

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Speed Academy kids strike silver

Run down medals at provincial indoor championships

PICKERING -- Members of The Speed Academy showed fast tracks at the Ontario Minor Track Association Provincial Championships at York University recently.

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The Speed Academy turns in top times

Personal bests and podium finishes for sprinters, jumpers

TORONTO -- It was another weekend of incredible performances by The Speed Academy athletes at York University.

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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 managerā€™s job at Bell to track athletes full-time a few years later.

ā€œIā€™m a full-time coach, you know, not something people do often in Canada,ā€ says Sharpe, 59, adding about 50 Speed Academy athletes have received scholarships.

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