Discussion

Award to be named for runner Fox

Updated: December 11, 2009, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- A new Olympic award, named for Canadian runner Terry Fox, will honor an athlete exemplifying courage, perseverance and humility at the Vancouver Games.

Olympic organizers announced the creation of the award on Friday.

The award will recognize the grit and determination shown by Fox during his 1980 cross-country marathon of hope.

Fox, who lost a leg to cancer at age 18, cut short his cross-country run near Thunder Bay, Ontario, after hobbling with an artificial leg some ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM