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Theisen-Eaton wins Silver

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Moscow – Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won World Championship silver today with a personal best of 6530 points in the seven-event heptathlon. [Read more...]

Warner wins decathlon Bronze

Damian Warner

Damian Warner

Moscow – Damian Warner of London, Ont., won bronze today at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship. Warner finished the ten-event decathlon with a personal best score of 8512 points to earn the bronze medal, Canada’s first at this championship. Other Canadian highlights on day two of competition included Inaki Gomez of Vancouver, B.C., placing eight in the men’s 20-kilometre race walk with a seasonal best of 1:22:21. Nicole Sifuentes of Winnipeg, Man., and Kate Van Buskirk of Toronto, Ont., advanced to the semis of the women’s 1500-metres. [Read more...]

Ahmed best ever Canadian finish

Mohammed Ahmed

Mohammed Ahmed

Moscow – A number of Canadian athletes recorded strong performances on the first day of competition at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Athletics. Today’s Canadian highlights in Moscow, Russia include a best ever finish by a Canadian at the World Championships by St. Catharines, Ont., Mohammed Ahmed.  Damian Warner of London, Ont., performed well in the first five of ten events in the decathlon to sit in fourth place while Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., and Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, Ont., advanced to the semi-finals of the 100-metres.     [Read more...]

Palamar breaks junior record

Adam Palamar

Adam Palamar

Burnaby, B.C. – Nine British Columbia athletes recorded victories at today’s Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Burnaby, B.C.  The Harry Jerome was the fourth of five stops on the 2013 National Track League circuit.  The fifth and final competition takes place Friday July 5 in Victoria, B.C. [Read more...]

Scotiabank 2013 rocked records

Kip Kangogo

Kip Kangogo

VANCOUVER, BC (06/23/2013) – A record 7000 participants ran today in the 15th annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon & 5K which raised a record $725,000 as of press time for 71 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. [Read more...]

Drouin sets new Canada record

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., established a new Canadian record of 2.36-metres in the men’s high jump today at the IAAF’s Diamond League competition in Eugene, Oregon.  Drouin finished third behind American Erik Kynard (2.36m) and Essa Barshim of Qatar who set a world leading mark of 2.40-metres.  The previous Canadian record was 2.35-metres held by Mark Boswell.  Derek will compete next weekend at the NCAA Division 1 Championship. [Read more...]

2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Jerome Drayton

Jerome Drayton

Ottawa – Athletics Canada’s Hall of Fame will grow by ten when the class of 2013 is officially inducted in Moncton, New-Brunswick on June 20, 2013.  Five athletes, one coach, three in memoriam and one builder will be enriched at a special ceremony held in conjunction with the Canadian Championships and World Trials. [Read more...]

Canadians in Top 10 Rankings

Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., registered a World leading performance in the men’s 3000-metres steeplechase this past weekend at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Standford, California. At the same meet Alex Genest of Lac-aux-Sables, Que., registered a World Championship A standard and is ranked third in the World. Chris Winter of Vancouver, B.C., is in 6th. [Read more...]

Gillis and Duchene win Half Marathon titles

Eric Gillis

Eric Gillis

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. [Read more...]

Olympians to Penn Relays

Penn Relays

Penn Relays

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to officially announce today the team that will represent Canada in the USA versus the World portion of the 2013 Penn Relay Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania later this month.  Penn Relay Carnival takes place at Franklin Field April 25 to 27 with more than 22,000 athletes from 60 countries participating in 450 races.  [Read more...]