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Andre De Grasse was again in his hometown of Toronto final week to launch the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation at York University — however that wasn’t the one purpose.

The 23-year-old Olympic medallist additionally attended his personal child bathe over the weekend as he confirmed to CBC Sports host Scott Russell he will be a father. 

He and girlfriend Nia Ali, who met whereas operating observe collectively on the University of Southern California, predict a child in July.

De Grasse sat down with Russell to debate the Family Foundation, in addition to the beginning of his personal.

Scott Russell sat down with Olympic bronze medallist Andre De Grasse to speak about his new Andre De Grasse Family Foundation, post-Rio life, and naturally if nonetheless thinks he may be the world’s quickest man. 8:40

“Being a father is exciting for me,” De Grasse mentioned via an enormous grin.

“I’ve learned a lot in these past couple of years.”

While De Grasse expressed his pleasure and pleasure to be a father, he understands the arduous work it takes to succeed — much like his life on the observe.

“It’s more responsibility as you get older. I still don’t know if it’s going to be a boy or a girl; I don’t know if I’ll have a daughter or a son,” he laughed.

“It’s going to be a joyful time in my life.”

Giving again

De Grasse and coach Tony Sharpe can be operating clinics in the course of the low season as a part of The Family Foundation’s mandate to assist promising younger athletes.

“If I ever had the chance to be able to be a star one day, I’d want to give back to the kids and for them to be able to have the resources and the mentorship I had,” he mentioned.

“It’s pretty awesome to be able to do this for the kids. Moving forward, that’s going to be my legacy. I want people to remember me for something off the track.”

After a nine-month break from racing to rehabilitate a hamstring damage that stored him out of the 2017 world championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games, De Grasse has competing in three occasions this yr, and is additionally set to run on the Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 26-27 in Burnaby, B.C.

That will probably be his final competitors earlier than he begins life as a father. But he is ready for the additional accountability.

“I want to have that competitive edge and be the guy who wins it all and has fun doing it. There’s going to be a little more on the plate,” he says.

“But that doesn’t mean I can’t get it done.”

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