Kamloops pole vaulter has overcome many obstacles to achieve great things in athletics

KAMLOOPS — In sports, games are sometimes referred to as ‘do or die.’ For athletes, it can be easy to blow a bad performance on the field or the ice out of proportion.

However, when you go through a real life ‘do or die’ scenario, it becomes easier to put your training and competition challenges into perspective. Just ask Kamloops pole vaulter Spencer Allen, a three-time testicular cancer survivor.

“It changed my perspective for sure, on things,” he said. “I think it gave me a little more resiliency to tougher situations.”

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