Economics grad won't horse around in bid for gold
David Marcus, who earned his economics degree from McMaster in 2002, is the number two dressage rider on the Canadian Olympic team. But he wasn't always Olympics-bound - in fact, until just days before the deadline to ride for the national team, Marcus didn't even have Canadian citizenship.
Marcus' story, Olympic dressage on a deadline, is profiled in the July 15 edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper:
Six months ago, David Marcus was not on the radar to go to the Olympics in London. But now he’s Canada’s No. 2 dressage rider and on the team.
He was an American living in Canada with a nice little business riding, training, and selling dressage horses and coaching students in a bucolic setting near Campbellville, Ont.
Read the full story in the Globe and Mail.