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In the annals of Canadian Scottish Games history, it will take a lot to beat Harry MacDonald. Winner of 10 National titles (nine of them in a row), old MacDonald had more than a farm - he had big throws! If you're like me, you grew up seeing his bombs on UHA TV coverage on ESPN 2. Harry was duking it out with Vierra, Sandford, Dodge, Brown, and others, on the biggest televised stage our sport has ever seen. Known for big weights for distance, MacDonald still holds the Candian light weight for distance record at 91'3", set in 1996....

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I can't tell you how shocked I am at the number of people that tuned in to watch The Highlanders tackle the daunting course of Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge. There's simply not enough time in a show to share everything about everyone, so I wanted to lay out a few things for you all. In a sense, give you a "post-show" reaction, and hopefully fill in a few holes and further explain things about myself and my team.1. 2010 was a very, very tough year for me and my family. Things were taken a bit out of context, and...

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Allistair Gunn, the "Giant Killer" was the 1995 World Champion and six time Scottish Champion. His nickname was pretty self-explanatory; while the 5'10" 220 lbs Gunn was no slouch of a human, the average Highland Games Pro is 6'2"-6'4" and around 300 lbs. Allistair, in true Scottish fashion, excelled in the caber; twice being crowned the world caber champion.

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Australian Matt Sandford had probably the most dominant stretch in Highland Games history. Winner of five straight World Championships (99, 00, 01, 02, 03), this former wire hammer thrower burst onto the scene and never looked back. An innovator in training (ask about his hammer and weight training pieces), Sandford would train in the middle of the night to prepare his body for competing in the U.S. As it stands, Sandford remains as one of only four men to ever win five titles.

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Scotland's Bruce Aitken was best known for his hammers (in true Scottish fashion) but in 2004 he brought home the ultimate prize - the World Championship. Aitken cemented his spot in history that weekend with a staggering light hammer throw of 154'6". In 2000, he set the then world record in the light hammer at 156'8". With wins at Halkirk and Bremar, Bruce was no stranger to taking home top honors in the sport's more competitive fields.  Aitken and his late brother, Stephen, are arguably the best brother combination this sport has seen. They can largely thank their father for...

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