Leah Pells

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Leah Pells
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BornNovember 9, 1964

Leah Marlee Pells (born November 9, 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired female track and field athlete from Canada who competed in the middle distance events and was once ranked first in the world in the 1500 metres.[1] She represented Canada at three consecutive Summer Olympics from 1992 to 2000. Pells finished fourth in the 1500 metre race in Atlanta. Pells won the silver medal in the women's 1500 metres at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.

Pells published her autobiography Not About the Medal in 2012. In the book, she writes about being the daughter of an alcoholic, experiencing abuse and growing up impoverished[2].

Pells has one son and now works as a trained counsellor[3].

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  1. ^ Canoe.ca: Leah Pells Retrieved on 4 September 2009
  2. ^ "Pells chronicles triumph over adversity in book - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  3. ^ Canada, Bell. "Bell Blog". blog.bell.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-31.

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