© 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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Clifford Childs and Natasha Fraser continue to run well in advance of their goals to qualify for international competition. Childs wants to compete at the International University Sport Federation Championships (FISU), that take place in Kazan, Russia in July 2013. Fraser is seeking the qualification standard for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships that take place in Moscow, Russia from August 10th to the 18th. In terms of performance, both took a step closer to their goals Sunday, April 21st at the Vancouver Sun Run.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you Colleen Goodwyn-Ryan Vancouver Sun Run Vancouver, BC (April 21, 2013) – With many sporting colours of blue and yellow in honour of the Boston Marathon, the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run was another jubilant celebration of health, fitness and community spirit with 48,196 registered. From start to finish, participants gave it their all while enjoying the spectacular beauty of running the largest 10K in Canada. Paul Kimugul from Kenya claimed the victory in the Men’s Overall Division with a time of 29:04. Finishing second overall was Ian Burrell of Tucson, Arizona with a time of 29:17. Officially placing third overall was Edwin Kaitany of Kenya clocking 29:36. Clifford Childs of Victoria claimed the Top Canadian Male spot with 30:09.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Dave Campbell of Victoria, BC by way of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was an international level middle-distance athlete during the 1980s and 1990s. He competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, as well as the1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland and Auckland, New Zealand, respectively. He won a bronze medal in Edinburgh in the 1500m distance. Campbell also won the Vancouver Sun Run in 1990 setting his 10 kilometre best time of 28:54. Campbell began running seriously in high school for the Mount Doug Rams in Victoria and followed that up by competing in the CIAU (CIS) at the University of Victoria. He also won the 1500m national title three consecutive years.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Post-race interview with Cheryl Davies of the Nanaimo Bastion Running Club. Davies won the Frontrunners Vancouver Island Race Series seventh event, the Merville 15k. The Merville 15k takes place in Merville, just north of Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Athletics Canada announced on March 28th 2013, that Nepean, Ontario’s Scott MacDonald is the new High Performance Director with Athletics Canada, the national governing body for the sport of athletics. The position was previously managed by Martin Goulet for sixteen years, until January 23rd, 2013. MacDonald was hired from within, as he was the Director of National teams since 2005. MacDonald competed for the University of Michigan under coach Ron Warhurst and studied American History and English Literature.
© 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.
Athletics Canada OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today that Scott MacDonald is taking on the role of High Performance Director. MacDonald was promoted from within, having held the role of Director of National Team Programs since 2005.
© Copyright -2013 - Athletics Illustrated Twenty-four-year-old Rachel Cliff of Vancouver, BC competed in the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where she helped Team Canada (senior women) to a top-10 finish. Teammate Natash Fraser finished one position in front of Cliff however, they recorded identical times. They finished in 24th and 25th position, respectively.
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 - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The Comox Valley Marathon took place today, Sunday March 24th, under cool, breezy conditions with light drizzle. Five hundred and twelve runners started the race at 11:00 AM in downtown Courtney, BC. The winners were Geoff Martinson and Catrin Jones, of Victoria, BC.
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.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Post Synergy Health Bazan Bay 5k video interview with Ryan Brockerville of Point Grey Track and Field Club. Brockerville finished ina virtual dead-heat with winner Geoff Martinson in the time of 14:32.
Chatham, Ontario’s Courtney Babcock is a distance runner who competed in the NCAA for the Division 1 University of Michigan Wolverines. At the time she earned a full-ride scholarship, but only at the last minute. Until her final year of high school, she was more interested in basketball and swimming and parlayed excellent general fitness into running competitively at a last chance meet. She later went onto to compete for Canada in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the 2001 and 2003 IAAF World Track and Field Championships that took place in Edmonton and Paris, respectively. Babcock also competed in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Thrice, she competed in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She holds the Canadian 5000m and 10000m records of 14:54.98 and 31:44.74. She is currently a mother of two boys and is coaching the University of Montana Grizzlies.
© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated Guelph, Ontario’s Kyle Boorsma, is the 2011 Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS) Cross Country Champion. Boorsma led his team, the Guelph Gryphons to their fifth consecutive national cross-country title on Saturday, November 13, 2011 at the Club de golf de Sherbrooke, Quebec. Coached by Dave Scott-Thomas, both the women’s and men’s teams won Saturday. The women won their sixth consecutive national collegiate cross-country title. Running in his final CIS cross-country race, Boorsma earned his first individual championship after winning back-to-back silver medals in 2008 and 2009. Teammate Alex Genest was second. Gryphons finished 1, 2, 4, 6 & 11th overall. If that wasn’t enough, Boorsma also won Athlete of the Year honours.