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Best Canada placing at Chiba Ekiden

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Team Canada recorded their best ever finish today at the International Chiba Ekiden in Japan. The mixed gender relay team placed seventh overall and recorded the fastest time in Canadian history covering the 42.195 km course in 2:09:28. The overall competition was won by Japan in 2:05:53. [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…]

Quebec City Marathon Events 2014 success

Quebec City Marathon Events

The Quebec City Marathon Events over the weekend of the 22nd August 2014, was a huge success. Run over a weekend of warm weather where more than 13000 runners participated in the various events, which saw the bulk of 11000 take part on Sunday, 23rd August. [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…]

Simon Bairu retires

Simon Bairu

Simon Bairu of Regina, Sask., has officially announced his retirement. Bairu, a cross country standout with the Wisconsin Badgers of the NCAA, and later with Canada’s national team program, won seven national cross country titles and two national titles on the track (5000m in 2009, 10000m in 2010). [Read more…]

Inaugural Canadian 5k Championships success

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Toronto – The Bang and Olufsen Yorkville Run hosted today the inaugural Canadian 5k Championships in Toronto’s Yorkville district. Pierre-Olivier Laflamme of Quebec, Que., and Jessica O’Connell of Calgary, Alta., won the first ever 5k road race national titles. [Read more…]

Ottawa Race Weekend economic impact

Ottawa Marathon

The 2014 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend supported $32.3 million in economic activity for the Province of Ontario, of which $21.8 was in Ottawa, according to a newly released economic impact assessment produced by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.  Overall the event made a $14.8 million contribution to the province’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). [Read more…]

Three bronze to Glasgow 2014 haul

cam levins

Glasgow, SCO – Three bronze were added to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games medal haul today bringing the total Athletics (Track & Field) count at the Games to 16. Shawnacy Barber of Toronto, Ont., Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C., and Angela Whyte of Edmonton, Alta., all made their way onto the podium. [Read more…]

Commonwealth team win five medals

brianne theisen-eaton . jessica zelinka

Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian athletics Commonwealth team took home five medals on day four of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won gold; Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., won silver; and Julie Labonté of Ste-Justine, Que., and Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., picked up bronze medals. [Read more…]

Sultana Frizell wins CWG Gold

Sultana Frizell - Glasgow2014

Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian track and field team won two medals within about 30-minutes of time on the second day of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Both medals were won in throwing events, Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., won gold in the hammer and Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ont., took bronze in the shot put. [Read more…]