Kenny Yum
Kenny Yum is the Managing Editor of The Huffington Post Canada and AOL Canada. He was previously the editor of The Globe and Mail's website, managing editor of digital at The National Post.

Entries by Kenny Yum

Why Cultural Sensitivity Should Never Trump Free Speech

(54) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 12:40 PM

As a journalist, I have been trying to figure out what to say about the attacks in Paris Wednesday.

And it struck me that many of us in the press have had debates, incidents and events in our careers that govern our views of what it means to have...

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What I Learned From Running For 365 Days Straight

(4) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 12:11 PM

I ran today.

Running streaks have to start somewhere and it was a year ago tomorrow, U.S. Thanksgiving Day, I went on a run.

This morning, I ran for the 365th straight day.

This is a post that in theory I've been thinking about writing for hundreds of days. If...

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I Flew Across the Country to Find Quiet

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 12:42 PM

I was on the road between Eugene and Portland. The phone was flashing an "E", seeking data, those bits and bytes that connect us. Content to save the battery, I put the phone on airplane mode. I did the same again a day later as I entered a trail in...

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Why I Choose Not To 'Round Up' In Life

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 9:27 AM

There was a time when every run started and ended with a zero. If my 12K run was in progress, I would not be content with a 11.95K, so for the last few minutes, I'd pay less attention to the road, waiting for my wrist to signal when I should...

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Why I Stopped Measuring Health With a Scale

(5) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 12:45 PM

I used to love weighing myself after a summer long run. If I had a light breakfast and didn't hydrate, I'd instantly lose a few extra pounds. It was a nice bonus to being a long distance runner.

Today, that scale is tucked away in a closet and I can't...

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Terrorists Can't Take the Boston Marathon Away From Me

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 9:52 AM

About a year ago, I put on my blues and yellows, and did something I don't often do: I went out for a Tuesday run with a bunch of strangers. We did a few laps around Queen's Park. I saw others who looked familiar on my waterfront paths, only we...

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As a Runner, Can I Trust You to Drive Safely?

(10) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Meg Menzies was one of us. A tweet informed me of her death a day after it happened. A few searches later, I gleaned the quick facts and as I read, my heart sank. Marathoner. Morning run. Drunk driver.

She could have been any of us....

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What Non-Runners Don't Understand

(15) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 12:44 AM

The slap of the shoe on the pavement, the swing of one's arms, the gag-inducing pace, the hop to clear the curb, the bounce on the balls of the soles as the hill crests. The efficiency and speed, plodding by some, effortless by others. The repetitive motion and the heart...

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Canada's Digital Divide

(31) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 7:36 AM

What is it like to be a citizen in a digital age? And what type of nation are we in a digitized world?

Many of us can't look away from our screens -- second screens, TV sets, mobile phones, desktops. Spend any time in a commuter train and you'll...

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Runners Are My Family -- These Bombs Hit Our Home

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 12:25 PM

The loneliest place to be in a race is at the start line. We've all been there, silent and still, standing in a corral with hundreds of strangers -- strangers who miles later would be comrades, who by the time you finished your 26.2 miles would be a brother or...

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At The Boston Marathon, The Sweetest Finish Is Soured

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 5:13 PM

It's been called the sweetest left turn in the world, the corner of Hereford that leads to the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

For a few hours, once a year, Boylston becomes the hallowed ground for thousands of runners. Boston on this day doesn't...

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Canadians In Boston Marathon 2013 Decry 'Attack' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(33) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:24 PM

Rob Watson’s first Boston Marathon will be forever etched in his memory, but the elation he felt as the top Canadian racer was soon overcome by frustration and grief at bombings that rocked the finish line of the storied race.

Watson, who finished in 11th place with a time of...

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Roll Up The Rim Odds 2013: Size Does Matter, 1,100 Readers Tell Us (PHOTOS)

(30) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Yes, size does matter, at least when it comes to Canada’s collective cup collecting contest, and we have a lot of cups to prove it.

Many have asked whether there’s a conspiracy with the prize distribution in Tim Hortons' Roll Up The Rim To Win contest. Earlier this week, The...

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Why Y? A Generation Comes Of Age

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Years ago, Gen Xers watched with interest as Baby Boomers struggled with the rise of technology while the popular culture morphed, languages changed, sensibilities shifted. Some Boomers scrambled to figure out Internet browsers, decipher acronyms and emoticons while others were just trying to answer the oft-repeated question: "What's with kids...

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New York City Marathon Cancelled: Canadian Runners Pitch In After Race Called Off

(12) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 5:14 PM

UPDATE: On Sunday, runners throughout New York City were volunteering. Some runners gathered to go to Staten Island, the start of marathon, with backpacks filled with donations. Others took part in an informal marathon run in Central Park where runners were asked to bring...
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Plagiarism or Not, The Globe's Reaction Matters Most

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 2:45 PM

UPDATE: 10:55 p.m. ET Monday.

The Globe's editor in chief John Stackhouse has responded to the Margaret Wente crisis, saying that the work "did not meet the standards of The Globe and Mail." He said Wente has faced disciplinary action, without disclosing details. Also, the public editor Sylvia...

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Canada Olympic Marathon: Running Booms As Dylan Wykes, Eric Gillis And Reid Coolsaet To Compete Sunday

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 10:10 AM

UPDATE, Aug. 12: Dylan Wykes finished in 20th in the marathon in a time of 2:15:26. Fellow Canadians Eric Gillis finished 22nd (2:16) and Reid Coolsaet (2:16:29) in 27th.

Dylan Wykes’ road to London began with a fall, at the start line with 7,000 runners behind him, his knees scraped...

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No Need To Apologize, Paula Findlay

(16) Comments | Posted August 4, 2012 | 10:44 AM

Guts are a key ingredient in the makeup of any athlete who meddles in endurance sports. Just stand at the final 400 metres of any marathon, major or small, and you'll see it on the salt-stained faces of the finishers.

We like to celebrate during these Games the athletes who...

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Dylan Wykes Olympics: Vegetarian Athlete And How He Fuels For London Marathon

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 9:27 AM

Dylan Wykes shunned meat for a vegetarian lifestyle because of ethical concerns. So like other vegetarians, every day he finds substitutes for protein, bolsters meals with supplements and yoyos on whether it was a good choice to ditch meat.

A pretty typical story of a vegetarian, except that Wykes is...

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Obesity -- Not Running -- Is the Real Health Hazard

(8) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 12:17 PM

Legend is, the first marathoner was a man named Pheidippides, who in Ancient Greece was dispatched the distance from Marathon to Athens on foot announce victory.

"Rejoice, we conquer," were the last words he uttered, legend has it, before dying.

I crossed the finish line of my 20th marathon a...

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