Justyn Knight’s high school PE teacher challenged him to do well in a 5K or get a failing grade. He won in a school record and has been on a tear ever since. The Canadian is now favored to win the NCAA individual title and has Syracuse in the hunt for a second team title.
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Greg Metcalf has done it again!
America vs. Canada!
Unsponsored Fiona Benson of Canada threw down a 17-second PR to take the World Lead in the Mile at the FloTrack Throwdown in Portland, Ore.
The High School Showcase at the state of the art SPIRE Institute facility in Geneva, Ohio will be shown LIVE on MileSplit this Saturday!
Rod Dixon holds court five minutes from downtown Victoria in a rain-soaked, gravel parking lot at the back of the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. He has an enraptured audience; a handful of early-arrival runners who have come to spend six hours listening to him talk about the finer details of training. He is here as a representative of the Lydiard Foundation, along with co-founder Nobuya, 'Nobby' Hashizume. On first meeting Rod Dixon at 6:30 a.m., one would be remiss to blame him for being a bleary-eyed guest however, he is anything but that. After all, he is a much traveled Kiwi with an American address or two - he gets around. He is highly engaging, entertaining and perpetually energetic, talking with his hands in smooth, sweeping gestures. He lights up the early morning grayness with his giant, ivory grin; he seems more rock star than running legend. www.athleticsillustrated.com
OFSAA Championships will begin Thursday in Oshawa. Here is all the information you will need OFSAA Schedule OFSAA Heat Sheets OFSAA Performance Lists Midget Boys Midget Girls Junior Boys Junior Girls Senior Boys Senior Girls
Post race interview with Vikes, John Pratt, Adam Gaudes and Thomas who finished first, second and third in the 800m distance during The Q's Victoria Run Series.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Canadian 5000m record holder Jeff Schiebler, is challenging all running related business to match his offer of donating $1000 to charity should fellow Canadian, Cameron Levins take down his record time of 13:13.96.
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Veuillez cliquer ici pour voir la version français The 2013 National Track League (#NTL2013) announced that 37 Olympians have confirmed their participation at the 3rd annual Toronto International Track & Field Games (TITFG) on June 11 at the University of Toronto's Varsity Centre. The Toronto competition serves as the second of five stops in NTL2013. The series will crown champions in ten events and will feature some of the best athletes from Canada and around the world.
World class track and field will make its long awaited return to the University of Guelph next Tuesday May 28th at the Speed River Inferno. Entering its fourth year, the meet is ready to take a major step forward from previous installments. After spending the past three years at the St James track, the meet has moved to a permanent home at the newly redone Alumni Stadium. Along with a new location the meet has brought on corporate partner New Balance. These two factors have contributed to incredible fields and what promises to be an outstanding evening of track and field. Included in the fields will be athletes representing five countries as well as five Olympians.
Victoria’s marquee track meet, the 2013 edition of the annual Victoria Track Classic, is celebrating its 25th year on Friday, July 5th at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. One of the meet’s (and Canada’s) most talented veterans Gary Reed will be there, not as an athlete, but as a fan of the sport. “I will cherish my Victoria days forever," said Reed, upon reflection of his time in the city as an elite competitor. The main event and the finale will be the "Gary Reed 800m" race, to honour his accomplishments and dedication to the event.
Ottawa - Athletics Canada today nominated 56 athletes to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) 2013 Summer Universiade (FISU) team that will compete in Kazan, Russia. The event takes place from July 6 to 17, athletics competition will take place July 7 to 12. Athletics Canada's FISU nominees are highlighted by five 2012 Olympians:
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian communities which submitted letters of interest in hosting 2015-2018 Canadian Championship Series events. In total 26 organizations expressed interest to host Athletics Canada events. Potential host communities have until September 30, 2013 to submit formal bid candidatures. Host cities will be announced in December 2013.
John McDonnell coached forty NCAA Championship teams in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in thirty-six seasons at the University of Arkansas -- mentoring dozens of Olympians and hundreds of All-Americans during a career that is considered to be the most successful in any sport in American collegiate sports history. His biography was recently published by the University of Arkansas Press.
Five week out from OFSAA, Bill Cunliffe breaks down the top distance athletes in Ontario as of May 1st
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you By Paul Gains Although the 2013 racing calendar is not even half way through, it is fair to say Natasha Fraser has already caught the attention of road racing aficionados everywhere. Moreover, she has also established herself as a strong contender for the Ottawa 10k on May 25 - an IAAF Silver Label race. The 31-year-old resident of Port Moody, B.C. began the year with a stunning victory at the Harriers Pioneer 8k in Victoria. Her time of 25:28 smashed the course record, which had been held for 27 years by Canadian Olympian Debbie Scott and caused much chatter on running forums across the continent.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The annual Times Colonist 10k took place today, Sunday, April 28th, on the streets of Victoria, BC, under mild and mostly sunny conditions with variable winds. Kenyan, Paul Kumugul won the race in 29 minutes and 44 seconds over fellow countrymen and former two-time winners Kip Kangogo (29:48) and Willy Kimosop (30:02) as well as hometown favourite Geoff Martinson, who finished in a personal best time of 30:17.
OTTAWA - Eric Gillis of Antigonish, N.S., and Krista Duchene of Brampton, Ont., were crowned 2013 Canadian Half Marathon Champions today in Montreal, Quebec at the ScotiaBank 21k. "I came to race for the win today", said Gillis. "Perfect weather and a flat course made it a big marathon workout. It felt good to compete in just my second race since the London Olympics, served as great preparation in my lead up to the Ottawa Marathon (May 26)." Gillis finished in a time of 1:05:56.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Nicole Sifuentes is a Canadian middle-distance runner who specialises in the 1500m distance. She is originally from Winnipeg, Mantiboa however, attended the Univerisity of Michigan and competed in the NCAA division 1 for the Wolverines. Sifuentes continues to reside in Michigan. She competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games and finished 19th. She is a four-time national 1500m medalist winning one silver (2010) and three bronze (2007, 2008, 2009). Sifuentes will be competing in the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in the longer 5000m distance event and will continue to compete leading up to summer as she hopes to represent Canada at the 2013 IAAF World Track and Field Championships that take place in Moscow, Russia.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Sunday, April 28th the annual Times Colonist 10k race takes place on the downtown streets of Victoria, BC. This year hometown favourite Geoff Martinson is looking to break the streak of back-to-back leap-frogging Kenyan winners Willy Kimosop and Kip Kangogo, who have won twice each, every other year from 2009 to 2012. The previous hometown winner was Eric Kiauka in 2008 in the time of 30 minutes and 31 seconds. Before Kiauka, two-time Olympian Bruce Deacon won twice consecutively in the time of 30:08 in 1998 and 30:33 the following year. Deacon won one other time in 1993, breaking the 30 minute barrier by finishing in 29:42.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The Canadian contingent of athletes competing in the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on April 28th will be bolstered by a strong field of both men and women competing primarily in the middle distance events. “My goal for Payton Jordan is to toe-the-line ready to hurt, and then hurt some more and beat as many people as I can in my section.” In the men’s 800m race the University of Guelph’s Anthony Romaniw and the unattached Quin Ferguson lead the way, as they both have run under 1:48. Ferguson’s personal best of 1:47.11 is two years old though, where Romaniw ran his best during the 2012 season. Complementing the top two are a pair of University of Victoria Vikes, Adam Gaudes and Thomas Riva who own personal bests of 1:48.90 and 1:49.54, respectively. Also running are, Stuart Ellenwood, Travis Vugteveen and Cameron Proceviat, the latter three will be representing Simon Fraser University. The standards for making the Canadian team going to the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in the 800m are, “A” 1:45.40 and “B” 1:46.30.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Video interview with 2013 Sooke River 10k winner, Nick Walker. The Sooke River 10k is the final road race of the Frontrunners Vancouver Island Race Series.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Interview with 2013 Sooke River 10k, Sara Gross. This is a post-race interview. Sooke River 10k is the final race of the Frontrunners Vancouver Island Race Series.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The Sooke River 10k is the eighth race of the Frontrunners Vancouver Island Race Series. The race video shows top finishers only - top top-three women.
Athletics Canada qualifying standards to compete in the 2013 Moscow, Russia, IAAF World Track and Field Championships.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you By Paul Gains It wasn’t until she stood atop the winner’s podium at the 2012 Ottawa 10k that Lindsey Scherf realised the enormity of her accomplishment. Receiving $6,000 for her victory was one thing; realising Geoffrey Mutai, one of the world’s greatest distance runners had won the men’s race, was another. That’s certainly exalted company. Now, a year later, the 26 year old native of Westchester, New York is committed to defending the title she won with a time of 33:12.8.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The inaugural Bob Reid's Magical Mile took place in Victoria, BC on April 13th on nearby commuter trail. This race - one of several different age-groups featured the Univeristy of Victoria Vikes athletes as well as Clifford Childs and Geoff Martinson. The main feature of this race is the format of the start, which was done in a staggered format, fastest going first, slowest going last. The out and back course allowed athletes to see each other on the return.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you UFC’S Bruce Buffer Confirmed as official voice of EITC. Jamaican Yohan Blake, the youngest 100m World Champion in history, has confirmed his return to the city for the Edmonton International Track Classic on June 29 at Foote Field. Fellow Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown will make her Canadian debut at the event. Both athletes are coming off successful London Olympic Games performances where Blake won silver in the 100m and 200m sprints and gold in the 4x100m relay (world record), and Campbell-Brown took bronze in the 100m sprint and silver in the 4x100m relay. She is the reigning World Champion in the 200m.