Legend keeps growing for Millar

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:34 AM ET

OTTAWA - It never gets old for Ian Millar.

The 64-year-old Millar hasn’t looked that far ahead, but with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London now less than a year away, it’s difficult to ignore the fact he’s on the verge of setting a world record with 10 Olympic appearances.

Millar, a member of Canada’s 2008 Olympic silver-medal team riding In Style, is already tied for the world record with nine trips to the Olympics and the Perth resident will set the record in jolly old England.

“I really don’t know what to think about it,” said Millar. “So often when you’re doing these things, it’s all part of the journey and you’re concentrating on achieving the goal rather than stepping back and saying, ‘What would it mean and how do I feel?’

“I’m very proud to ride for Canada and very much appreciate all the support of our ownership groups, not to mention my daughter Amy and my son Jonathon. It’s just a very rewarding process.”

Millar noted he would have already attended his 10th Games if Canada hadn’t boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

“I’ve actually been named to the Olympic team 10 times,” said Millar.


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