Mike Strange is an 11 time Canadian amateur boxing champion. 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, & 2000. Mike is also a 3 time Canadian Boxer of the year, awarded by the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association. A great amateur boxing career that Canada can be truly proud of.
Mike proudly represented Canada in 3 consecutive Olympic games. Barcelona, Spain in 1992, Atlanta, U.S.A. in 1996 and Sydney, Australia in 2000. The first Canadian boxer to represent Canada in 3 Olympic games. It is the support that Mike received from all Canadians during his boxing career that has driven him to run, to give back to Canada, to knock out Childhood Cancer.
Mike won 2 Gold medals for Canada, 1 at the 1994 games in Victoria, B.C. and 1 at the 1998 games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Mike was the first Canadian boxer to win 2 gold medals at separate Commonwealth Games for Canada. Mike was the Canadian flag bearer for the 1998 games. Mike also won a bronze medal at the 1995 Pan American games in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Mike started Heater's Heroes in 2011 to honour his mentor Robert “Heater” Lavelle, an annual event held in Niagara Falls to help local sick children in need. Each child runs a mile around a track with their family and the Heater's Heroes community cheering them on. Mike has now founded the BoxRun Foundation to fight and knock out childhood cancer. Together we can make a difference.
90 Marathons in 90 Days