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By Russ Howard, Bob Weeks

“And back, I needed to pinch myself. may well this all rather be occurring? used to be it attainable that i used to be now a gold medal winner at fifty?

“I had received many championships, international and Canadian championships, Ontario and New Brunswick championships. I had gained 1000s of bonspiels and cashed rankings of first-place cheques. i've got a basement filled with trophies and medals, yet not anything may perhaps evaluate to the instant i used to be experiencing now; not anything may possibly ever fit the most recent present that was once placing from my neck.”

 From Hurry Hard, bankruptcy 1

It was once a protracted trip for Russ Howard from his formative years in small-town Ontario to the top of the Olympic podium in Turin on the 2006 wintry weather video games. Worlds aside, separated through millions of kilometers and over 4 a long time, yet joined via one amazing curling career.

A occupation that begun on a quiet, lonely rink in Midland, Ontario. Howard, coached through his father, built an outstanding, constant supply at an early age. He enjoyed practising, the place different kids loathed it, and for hour after lonely hour he honed his talents by way of throwing rock after rock at the rink on the Midland Curling membership. A common pass from a tender age, Howard used to be continuously drawn in by means of the method of the sport. He relished the accountability of throwing the final rock. For him, it was once continually intriguing and exciting to regulate the ultimate shot of the sport, the place others have been nervous or worried. And for over 3 many years, it's been fascinating and exciting to observe him.

With award-winning journalist Bob Weeks, Russ Howard takes us on his own trip via 40 years of enjoying the sport he loves: championships gained and misplaced, the characters within the online game, ever-changing groups and teammates, own triumph and heartbreak, and an within view of the curling international from one of many maximum within the sport.

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