Commonwealth Games was destiny for Canberra athlete Emily Brichacek

By Chris Wilson
Updated July 20 2014 - 10:09am, first published April 18 2014 - 7:54pm
On the right track: Canberra's Emily Brichacek planted the seed for Commonwealth Games selection 12 years ago. Photo: Jay Cronan
On the right track: Canberra's Emily Brichacek planted the seed for Commonwealth Games selection 12 years ago. Photo: Jay Cronan
Brichacek training with the University of Canberra John Landy Talent Squad at the AIS athletics track. Photo: Melissa Adams
Brichacek training with the University of Canberra John Landy Talent Squad at the AIS athletics track. Photo: Melissa Adams

Minutes before the biggest race of her life, Emily Brichacek's coach, Ted McLean, took the Canberra athlete’s hand and placed an acorn in her palm.

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