The Canadian Press

2001-05-25 | Track Bailey Retires

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Former 100-metre champ Donovan Bailey announced on May 25th that he would retire after the Canadian and world track and field championships in the summer of 2001. The Ontario sprinter suffered a severe Achilles tendon injury in 1998 and said coming back from that was a challenge. (Bailey's career peaked at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics when he won the 100-metre gold medal. He clocked 9.84 seconds, then a world record time, and won a second gold medal as anchor of the relay team.)

Date: 2001-05-25
Placeline: FRANKFURT, Germany.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << like where was quite good until 1998 I mean I think that option Michael is one of the things that I want to do is just to come back and establish myself as a sprinter on the world scene because it was deemed impossible for me to even run again so that was just a chance that's another challenge that I had >>