When the Canadiens hit the ice for Day 1 of training camp, watching closely from above at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard was Mark McKoy.
McKoy, who won a gold medal for Canada in the 110-metre hurdles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, has been Max Domi’s personal trainer for the last two summers.
McKoy’s 28-year-old daughter, Isys, and Domi have something in common: they are both Type 1 diabetics.
“That gives me an insight, but not into training like this,” McKoy, 57, said about his workouts with Domi.
“People have no clue … I had no clue,” McKoy added. “It’s unbelievable what he has to go through. I remember the first training session we had. I was just getting to know him to see what he was capable of. We did barely nothing and his blood sugar just crashed. I remember his number was at 1.7 … most people under 3 you’d be calling 911 and go to the hospital. He was like: ‘Don’t worry, give me five minutes.’ He took some juice and then hit it again. People just don’t have a clue of what he has to go through. He’s always pushing the envelope.”
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