January 2018 Issue #62
1397 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall
SHINES THE SPOTLIGHT ON OUR MEMBERS
Stephen Last Talks Multisport By Molly Kett
orty-year-old Stephen Last is a local inspiration. With hard work, determination and multisport, Last was able to begin a health and fitness journey that has lost him over 200 lbs and counting. Five years ago, Last was 465 lbs. Currently, Last sits at about 250 lbs.
passion right now. I enjoy the camaraderie, the support and the enthusiasm and sharing of something we all love,” says Last. “I am always trying to better myself.”
Since beginning his health and fitness journey, Last has completed three half marathons and one full marathon. He is currently training for the Ottawa Marathon in May.
“I began training to run in July Last also hopes to get more of 2015 after mostly walking involved with Swimming and a 10 km in 96 minutes,” says Last. “I was at the point in my journey where I had reached my peak fitness through walking, and a friend helped encourage me to try running.” By October of that same year, Last decided to do another 10 km, but this time he was able to complete the 10 km mostly running, finishing in 65 minutes. During the winter, Last trained for distance and by April 2016, he ran his first half marathon.
“I joined the Cornwall Multisport Club at the beginning of 2016,” says Last. “I participated in many of their events, as well as larger events around the community that had a large CMC presence.” In 2017, Last joined the Exec board and helped organize some of their events. “Running
“Multisport is great for the community because it promotes health and fitness, but also sportsmanship and camaraderie,” says Last. “I
struggled with finding my place in any sort of social community, until my brother and his wife gave me a Cornwall Multisport Club membership. I have found my place.”
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