This statue is full of movement and energy, where Harry Jerome is seen running, one of the great Canadian athletes.
Already as a child, he excelled in baseball, soccer, and hockey, and was discovered to have impressive athletic abilities. His way as a great athlete began at the age of 18. While still in high school, Jerome broke the Canadian record for the 220-meter run, a record that was not broken for 31 years!
Harry Jerome had a natural path to fame, for he came from a family of athletes, that represented Canada in many sporting competitions. His grandfather, John Howard, participated in the 1912 Olympics, and his sister, Valerie Jerome represented Canada in the 1960 Olympics.
At the start of the 1960's Jerome suffered from many injuries. Many thought he would never be able to compete again, but he made an amazing comeback, and broke more and more records.
In 1982, only 42 years old, Harry Jerome passed away, as a result of a brain aneurysm. Canada remembers him and his legacy, which can be summed up by his motto: "Never give up!"