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.
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WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated As has been widely reported, Cameron Levins has joined the Nike Oregon Project. After having won the NCAA 5,000m and 10,000m Championships while running for Division 1 Southern Utah University, then competing for Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 5,000m and 10,000m events, it appears that this is the next logical step for his running career. Race Results Weekly reported that going-forward he will also be working with famed coach Alberto Salazar. Levins told Athletics Illustrated, “I knew very quickly that this is a program I wanted to be a part of, and that I could do very well training with such fantastic athletes.”http://can.milesplit.com/articles/101578-simon-bairu-interview
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated A casual Skype conversation with Natasha Fraser, who had just returned from the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Canadian steeplechaser Chris Winter, of Vancouver, BC competed in the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championshipswhich took place in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday, the 24th of March. He finished in 33rd position and second Canadian, which helped Team Canada finish eighth overall. HIs finishing time was 34:15, exactly one and a half minutes off of first place and 19 seconds behind teammate Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catherines, Ontario. Ahmed finished 22nd overall.
Emily Hooper - Athletics Canada Veuillez cliquer ici pour voir la version franÃ§aise Bydgoszcz, Poland - All four Canadian teams finished in the top ten at today's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships. The senior women's team placed eighth, the junior men and senior women placed ninth while the junior men's team placed tenth.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Athletics Canada has sent a talented and fit contingent of athletes to the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships that take place in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday, March 24th. This is the 40th annual edition of the event that started in 1973 in Waregem, Belgium.
Derek Drouin breaks Canadian record as he wins the NCAA title March 9, 2013 By harryjerome Derek Drouin photo by Sean Kilpatrick Derek Drouin again established himself as a great competitor when the challenges are the toughest when everyone is striving for the gold medal.
© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Thirty-one-year old Canadian Olympian Jessica Zelinka, is currently ranked seventh in the world in both the 100m hurdles as well as the heptathlon.
© Copyright - Athletics Illustrated - 2011 I recently had the opportunity to interview Les Gramantik, national athletics coach for Canada, who focuses primarily on power and speed events. We interviewed, between his trips abroad to Korea and France as he actively coaches Canada's current top heptathlete, Jessica Zelinka. Gramantik started coaching in Romania after retiring from his own international athletics career as a pole vaulter. He competed in the 1972 Munich Olympics. Gramantik also coached for Isreal however, has spent the majority of his career in Canada, at the University of Calgary, as the Dinos athletics coach at the same time occupying various coaching positions with Athletics Canada. Gramantik has coached Canadian record holder in the decathlon, Mike Smith and former Canadian heptathlon record holder, Catherine Bond-Mills and current Canadian record holder in the heptathlon, Jessica Zelinka.
© Copyright – 2011 – Athletics Illustrated Cameron Levins of Black Creek, British Columbia, capped his 2010 cross-country season Saturday, November 27th with a stunning victory at the AGSI Canadian Cross Country Championships in Guelph, Ontario. Levins (29:25.7) finished 24 seconds ahead of the favoured, Rob Watson and 39 seconds ahead of Canada’s fastest marathon runner, Reid Coolsaet, both of whom train with the Speed River Track Club in Guelph. He is currently red-shirting at NCAA Div 1, Southern Utah University where he is working on his degree in Exercise Science.