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up close and personal with jesse beckom III

Lorsque j’ai commencé à parlé à cet ancien joueur de football et « bouncer » capable de lever 545 lb au squat trois fois consécutives, cela m’a surpris d’apprendre que Jesse Beckom III adore écouter Christina Aguilera et Pink pour se « pomper » avant une compétition. Puisqu’il semblait très ouvert, j’ai saisi l’occasion de lui poser quelques questions […]

what’s next | jesse beckom III

Imaginez passer l’ensemble de votre revenue personnel à faire avancer votre carrière. Pas facile eh? Il s’agit d’un effort constant. Jesse Beckom III admet qu’être athlète professionnel autofinancé n’est pas toujours facile. Pour lui, la planification, des buts clairs et précis et une détermination de fer sont à la source de son prériple vers les […]

fast track to gold: bobsledder jesse beckom III

Jesse Beckom III operates in beast mode all the time. After speaking to him on the phone I thought I had a pretty good idea of how strong the football player-turned-bobsled push athlete was. Then I watched a clip of a dry-land training session where he squat 545 lbs—three times. Strength, determination, and commitment were […]

up close and personal with manny osborne-paradis

Manny Osborne-Paradis will be the first to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—not just now, as a competitive athlete, but also during his days as a runway model. Say what? Yep, when we got personal with the Super-G skier we found out he once strolled the catwalk, and much […]

my goals | manny osborne-paradis

At the time I chatted with Manny Osborne-Paradis, he was sitting in the second of four available spots for Sochi next February, and had a laser focus on placing in the top 12 in his upcoming races to ensure a spot on the Canadian Olympic team. But you don’t get the level Manny has in […]

the road to gold | skier manny osborne-paradis

Spend five minutes with adrenaline junkie Manuel Osborne-Paradis and it’s hard to imagine the Canadian alpine skier in any other job. This is a guy who will hurtle himself down mountains at speeds that exceed 100 kilometres per hour, who coaches and mentors youth athletes, who swings a mean golf club and who really, really […]