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Part 1 of the interview series-by John Rahme
Monday night brought upon a restless and sleepless night, pondering about what to ask? How to ask it? And, unsure of the reaction I might get. I drive through morning peak hour Sydney traffic early Tuesday morning nervously hoping I will not be late to a meeting with someone I regard as the greats of sports coaching and in the game of lifting.
I arrive with ten minutes to spare, wanting to get comfortable revise my questions and get my thinking in order. I order a coffee, turn around and if I was under any misconception that I was getting in early to prepare for Luke, I was wrong. Luke, like the interview will show was there, early and more than prepared, as so has been his life. It was he that took control and he who ran the show. It was Luke’s way, and what a way it is. Hold on, brace yourself and Welcome to the world of Luke borreggine.
Born 1st June 1961, same day as Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn got the good looks, Luke got the brains. A young Borreggine is at school playing his school basketball and is looking for a way to improve him in the sport. A friend of his suggests weightlifting. At the time there were about 5 to 8 kids at the school throwing weights around and they also looked big, strong and good. This appeals to Luke and he makes his mind up. To the gym it is. The gym he decides to head to be Burwood PCYC.