MONTREAL, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today
that it will support Canadian equestrian legend, Ian Millar until the end of
"CN is proud to have Ian Millar, the most successful competitor in the
history of Canadian show jumping join our team," said E. Hunter Harrison,
president and chief executive officer of CN. "Ian's outstanding career
achievements to date are truly inspiring. We look forward to supporting his
efforts and continued successes over the next two years," he added.
"As a Canadian, I am very excited to count one of Canada's most admired
companies as my main supporter," said Millar. "CN's support for equestrian
events over the years has been great for the sport. I am very appreciative of
the confidence that CN has shown me, as it will certainly help as I begin to
focus on my upcoming competitions including the Olympics in Beijing, China,"
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Millar is a 10-time winner of the Canadian
Show Jumping Championship and has captured two CN International titles at
Spruce Meadows. Millar has won more than 155 Grand Prix titles worldwide and
the Show Jumping World Cup two years in a row. At Athens in 2004, Millar
became an 8-time Olympian, competing in every Olympics since 1972. He holds
the record for competing in more Olympics than any other Canadian athlete.
Miller was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, and is a member
of the Order of Canada. He trains, operates and resides at Millar Brooke Farm
in Perth, Ontario, with his wife and two children.
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For further information:
For further information: Bryan Tucker, Senior Manager, Public Affairs
and Media Relations, CN, (514) 399-6450