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Team Canada for World Cross Country

world cross country

Twenty-three Canadians will travel to Guiyang, China for the 41st International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships taking place Sunday, March 28. The Canadian contingent will leave for China on March 24 to acclimatize to the conditions in Guiyang. [Read more…]

Team Canada for Chiba Ekiden 2014

ekiden relay

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada named eight athletes today who will travel to Chiba City in Japan for the 2014 Chiba Ekiden Road Race on November 24. The event is a mixed gender relay where men and women alternate legs to cover the marathon distance of 42.195-kilometres. The race comprises of a men’s 5km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km and finally a women’s 7.195km. [Read more…]

Marathon Standards for Teams

Marathon Standards

The marathon standards are set for the 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Ont.) and the 2015 World Championships (Beijing, China). [Read more…]

Lanni Marchant aims at Vancouver Half

Lanni Marchant

It could be said that Lanni Marchant epitomises the ‘loneliness of the long distance runner’ training alone on the roads near her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee using programs emailed from her coach in London, Ontario. [Read more…]

Jason Tunks enters final Track Champs

jason tunks

Jason Tunks of London, Ont., has signed on to throw his last discus at the 2014 Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, N.B. Canada’s best discus thrower in history will take his place in the throws circle one last time on Saturday June 28 at 3:15 p.m. [Read more…]

Team Canada for Commonwealth Games

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing, nominated a contingent of 50 athletes today to Commonwealth Games Canada. [Read more…]

Dylan Wykes for Vancouver Half Marathon

dylan wykes

After racing to a 20th place finish at the 2012 London Olympics Dylan Wykes had reached a peak in his running career and wondered if he would ever find the motivation and determination to continue. [Read more…]

Canadian Team for World Relays

world relay 2014 OTTAWA – The first edition of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays is approaching and Athletics Canada is pleased today to name 20 athletes to the Canadian team. The event will be held in the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau, May 24 and 25. Canada will field four teams, men’s and women’s 4×100 and 4×400-metre relays. [Read more…]

Lanni Marchant Returns to Vancouver Half

Lanni Marchant

Lanni Marchant returns to the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon June 22nd with the heavy mantle of being the new Canadian marathon record holder. [Read more…]

Canada Running Series extend sponsorship

canada running series

TORONTO, April 24. Canada Running Series, the country’s most-prestigious running circuit, is pleased to announce that Asics Canada have renewed their presenting sponsorships for both the Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal et 5k and Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k. Asics has played a prominent role in the Montreal event since 2007, and in Vancouver since 2010. [Read more…]