To watch Trevor Hofbauer cross the line as first Canadian at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday was incredible. His unbridled joy and excitement was contagious. You could feel how much this meant to him and he wanted to share the excitment with those in the crowd. Trevor wasn't concerned about his time. He was entirely focused on the present.
However, the media is quick to point out that this celebration "cost him." If he had not celebrated, and instead crossed the line a mere 7 seconds earlier he would have received a time bonus of $1250. Money like that can go a long way to fuel the dreams and ambitions of a very promising Canadian athlete.
By donating to this campaign, it is our hope that Trevor will never have to tame his enthusiasm to chase a pay day. Don't ever change Trevor.