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The Telegram

A school-friend kindly sent me a telegram after I won at the Australian Schools Athletic championships, admitting I was good enough despite wearing cheap sneakers called ‘trax’. I still have the results of the event which show my Australian record just below Cathy Freeman who also

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Trax boy and now ain’t dat a man!

Our family always tried to achieve middle-class respectability, and never quite got there. The kids at my school had made up their minds. I was the Trax boy, the school kid who wore the cheapest sneakers. Most of the kids’

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