Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Dedicates Canadian GP Win to Ali, Calls Boxing Great 'Iconic Individual'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Dedicates Canadian GP Win to Ali, Calls Boxing Great 'Iconic Individual'

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Hamilton dedicates Canada win to Ali

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MONTREAL - Lewis Hamilton doesn't dedicates wins to anyone, but he made an exception Sunday for boxing great Muhammad Ali.

After winning the Canadian Grand Prix for the second time in a row and a fifth time overall, Hamilton opened his remarks at a news conference by paying homage to "someone who really inspired me so much throughout my life."

Ali, heralded for standing up for the downtrodden and his stand against the Vietnam war as much as for his boxing achievements, died last week at 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

"I think he was just a unique, iconic individual who had a character unlike anyone else's and everyone aspired to be like him," said Hamilton, Formula One's only black driver. …

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