Olympic debut a bittersweet moment for Canadian hurdler Phylicia George

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When life was too much, Phylicia George found solace on the track, in the simple motion of putting one foot in front of the other.

The sport that has brought her to the London Olympics was also her means of escape two summers ago when she lost her mom Glenna to cancer.

The 24-year-old from Markham, Ont., will make her Olympic debut Monday in the 100-metre heats — and George knows it will be a bittersweet moment. Her best friend and No. 1 supporter won’t be there to see it.

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