Episode 14: Thirty Years After 9.79
September 26 2018
Thirty years ago this week, Ben Johnson lit the world on fire by running a world-record 9.79 in the 100-m final at the 1998 Seoul Olympics. Then, it all fell apart. Steroids. The Dubin Inquiry. A failed comeback. Isolation. And, finally, cashing in on his infamy. Jeff and Stephen discuss Johnson's legacy in Canada and around the world with comments from the sprinter himself. Audio Credit: ABC, AP, BBC, CBC Radio-Canada, D'Angelo Brands, HBO, NBC, Sportsnet and WWE. [Produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh] The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.