Kevin Martin expects to compete for another year or two

Kevin Martin says his priority is ensuring that he doesn't undermine the chances of Ben Hebert and...

Kevin Martin says his priority is ensuring that he doesn't undermine the chances of Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy making it to the next Olympics. (QMI Agency)

Con Griwkowsky, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 AM ET

If you’ve got some spare time and even if you only have a cursory interest in curling, drive down and take some time to capture this moment.

The finish line is looming for Kevin Martin. Even though he’d like to keep it going, his future is mostly out of his hands.

Martin is gunning for his 13th Alberta men’s curling title at this weekend’s Boston Pizza Cup.

“We haven’t done much between the two,” said Martin, eager to get back on the ice in his first event since the TSN Skins game in Banff. “Just a bunch of practising.”

Martin has gone past the health issues that threatened to sideline him in the last year.

“I had to take about six weeks off the gym training and that takes its toll on you a little bit,” said Martin. “I lost almost 20 pounds in the summer working out and put on about three or four of it in those six weeks.”

It seems a lifetime ago when Martin finally burst onto the national scene, winning the 1985 Canadian junior title, then skippi


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