Steve Fonyo claim to fame
Where are they now?
He retired from marathons after a follow-up run across Great Britain in 1986/87 and was awarded the Order of Canadain 1987. Alas, his life took a turn for the tragic, becoming mired in alchohol and drug abuse he suffered from depression and was nearly suicidal. In 1997 he was facing numerous criminal charges including firearms offenses, assault with a deadly weapon, fraud and theft. He received an 18 month suspended sentence, cleaned up his life, going on to study aircraft maintenance and obtain his helicopter pilot's license. He currenty lives in a cabin on Cultus Lake and is the head mechanic for a limousine company.