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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…]

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…]

Marchant breaks Canadian record

Lanni Marchant - Toronto

Toronto – Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., broke the women’s Canadian marathon record today at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Marchant crossed the finish line in 2:27:58, dipping below Silvia Ruegger’s performance of 2:28:36 set in 1985. [Read more…]

Coolsaet, Marchant earn 10k titles

Lanni Marchant

Lanni Marchant

Toronto – Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ont., and Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., earned Canadian titles today at the Oasis Zoo Run which served as the Canadian Championship for the 10-kilometre road race distance. Rounding out the podium for the men were Eric Gillis of Antigonish, N.S., and Dylan Wykes of Kingston, Ont. Second and third for the women were Krista DuChene of Branford, Ont., and Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Thornhil, Ont. [Read more…]

Wykes and Kortchaguina win Eastside 10K

Dylan Wykes - Eastside 10k 2013

Dylan Wykes – Eastside 10k 2013

VANCOUVER. September 14th. Canadian Olympian Dylan Wykes and Toronto’s Lioudmila Kortchaguina, the current Canadian Women’s Marathon Champion, recorded impressive victories at Saturday’s inaugural Vancouver Eastside 10K, a Canada Running Series event.  Wykes and Kortchaguina each collected a bonus for their new course records of 29:42 and 33:57 respectively, on top of the $800 first-place prizing. [Read more…]

Medals at Pan American

Jenna Westaway

Jenna Westaway

The Canadian Pan American Junior Championship team is coming home from Medellin, Colombia today with quite a bit of extra baggage after winning 19 medals over the course of the weekend. Canada enjoyed its best ever IAAF World Championship last week in Russia and the junior team kept that momentum going with five gold, seven silver, and seven bronze over the course of the three-day competition. [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…]

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…]

Team Canada for Poland World Cross

Cameron Levins

Cameron Levins

OTTAWA – Twenty-three Canadians will travel to Bydgoszcz, Poland for the 40th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships taking place Sunday March 24. The Canadian contingent will depart March 16 for a training camp in Walcz in Poland before heading to Bydgoszcz on March 22. [Read more…]

Series announces new 10km

Canada Series 10km

Canada Series 10km

Vancouver, BC – The Lower Mainland’s newest run is the Vancouver Eastside 10k.  The event will be a premiere Canadian 10 km road race, bringing some of the best runners from within the province and across the nation to Vancouver this fall to compete. Boasting a unique route and top class event management, the Eastside 10k offers tremendous runner value and will attract participants of all abilities to this exciting new Canada Running Series event. [Read more…]