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.
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Chris Moulton Speed River athletes were in action across the globe and on every type of surface this weekend. From the World Cross Country Championships in Poland, to North America’s oldest road race in Hamilton and a kickoff to the outdoor track season in North Carolina it was a whirlwind weekend featuring many great results.
© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated For the first time since 1996 Canada is sending three male marathon runners to the Olympic Games. Dylan Wykes, Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis will toe the line in the 2012 London Olympic Games marathon, Sunday, August 12th.
TORONTO. 23 September. A huge THANKS to everyone who showed up for our Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Press Conference at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel this morning, to meet “The Canadian Contenders” — Reid Coolsaet, Eric Gillis, Dylan Wykes, Rob Watson and Matt Loiselle. This was a “first” for STWM and Canada Running Series, to have a “presser” more than a couple of days in advance of the event. There was a GREAT media turn-out, so I’m sure you’ll be reading about it tomorrow. Canadian Press, The Star, Globe and Mail, National Post were ALL there, as the excitement and buzz builds. And we all enjoyed Reid’s response to a question from CBC TVs Scott Russell. Scott asked Reid about his strategy for October 16th. As he already has the Olympic qualifying standard [with his 2:11:23 run at last year's STWM] and only has to “prove fitness” with an IAAF-qualifier of sub-2:15, will he be running cautiously? Emphatically “no”, said Reid. “I’m coming to run fast and take a real run at Drayton’s record!” (via Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon)
© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Eric Gillis from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, recently finished as top-Canadian and fourth place over-all at the Ottawa 10k with his finishing time of 29:11. The Ottawa 10k is run in conjunction with the Ottawa Marathon weekend. On May 9th, Gillis finished second to Kip Kangogo at the 50, 000 participant-strong, Vancouver Sun Run in 29:03 to Kangogo's 29:01. He also happens to have won the Canadian 10, 000m Championships in 2008 and 2007 and has won bronze in that same event in 2005. He is coached by Dave Scott-Thomas (DST) who is the head coach at the University of Guelph. DST happens to coach several elite-level Canadian runners with Speed River track and field club. Gillis represented Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games 10, 000m event. He has also represented Canada three times at the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships.