First Name: Clarence
Last Name: DeMont
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Glace Bay
County: Cape Breton County

Clarence “Flash” Demont was born August 9, 1893 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He has had many accomplishments throughout his career and is the definition of a true natural athlete.

Demont was one of the top sprinters in Canada from 1910-1915 and, in 1913, was named the fastest Canadian to run the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.6 seconds.

Demont was also an exceptional baseball player. An outfielder for the original Sydney professional league team, he was just as good as, if not better than, the American imports who later played in the major leagues. Demont was his team’s leading base stealer and was the fastest man in the league on the bases and in the outfield.

Demont was a rugged defenceman in the Cape Breton Hockey League and was also the local amateur welterweight wrestling champion. He wrestled Don MacDonald, the World middleweight champion, to a draw at the Cape Breton Exhibition Grounds.

After he retired as an athlete, Demont became an outstanding coach and executive. He passed away in 1959 and is an original member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.


• 1 of the top canadian sprinters from 1910-1915
• Canadian champion of the 100yard dash, 9.6 seconds
• Leading base stealer on his major league team
• Fastest man on bases and outfield in the league
• Outstanding coach and executive