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Justyn Knight And The Orange: Taking Care Of Business Nov 16, 2017

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.

Rod Dixon - Interview Chris Kelsall Aug 04, 2013

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.




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 athletes return to the University of Guelph Chris Moulton May 24, 2013

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.

Gary Reed: “I will cherish my Victoria days forever” Chris Kelsall May 24, 2013

Gary-Reed-HeadshotVictoria’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.

Multiple cities express interest to host 2015-2018 Canadian Championship Series events Chris Kelsall May 14, 2013

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.  


Most successful NCAA coach ever about more than titles Andrew Maloney May 02, 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.


Natasha Fraser Taking Incredible Road to Ottawa 10k Paul Gains Apr 29, 2013

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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.