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Team Canada for Ekiden 2012

Reid Coolsaet

Reid Coolsaet

OTTAWA– Athletics Canada officially named today the athletes who will travel to Chiba, Japan for the 24th International Chiba Ekiden Road Race Relay on November 23.  The unique event features teams of men and women running six alternate legs to cover the marathon distance of 42.195-kilometres.   [Read more…]

Finale set for Saturday in Toronto

Meg Brown for Canada 10k 2012

Meg Brown for Canada 10k 2012

OTTAWA – The 2012 Canadian 10km Championship and Timex National Road Race Series finale is coming to Toronto this Saturday September 22 in conjunction with Canada Running Series’ Oasis Zoo Run.  This will mark the fourth year in which the Zoo Run serves as the national championship and it will be the strongest and deepest battle to date with an impressive lineup of runners. [Read more…]

Top Youth Athletes in Charlottetown

2012 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships

CHARLOTTETOWN – Canada’s best youth aged athletes will take to the track and to the field at the University of PEI Canada Games Stadium beginning on Friday for the 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. [Read more…]

Junior Championship wrap-up

Adam Keenan

Adam Keenan

OTTAWA – Track and field fans in Winnipeg, Man., were treated to a great weekend of competition with the Canadian Junior Championships taking place Friday through Sunday at University Stadium on the campus of the University of Manitoba.     [Read more…]

Roy, and Stilwell lead wheelchair racers

Wheelchair Racers

Wheelchair Racers

OTTAWA – Eighteen of Canada’s best wheelchair racers, including world record holders Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., and Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., have traveled to Switzerland to compete in a series of meets being held May 17, 19 and 20. [Read more…]

Lopes-Schliep, Mason achieve standards

Meeting International de Guadeloupe

Meeting International de Guadeloupe

Gossier, Guadeloupe – After taking a year off to give birth and in her first outdoor race since the Diamond League Final in September 2010, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Markham, Ont., finished third in the 100-metre hurdles at the Meeting International de Guadeloupe in an Olympic A standard time of 12.95 seconds. [Read more…]

Barber and Favit break Canadian records

Shawnacy Barber

Shawnacy Barber

Shawnacy Barber of Toronto, Ont., has a new personal best in the men’s Pole vault. His jump of 5.08-metres at the New Balance Nationals in New York, New York is also a new Canadian Junior record improving Taylor Petrucha’s mark of 5.00-metres established in 2006.   [Read more…]

Levins, Schaaf, Cassidy, Pennock champions in 2011

Kendra Schaaf takes Cross title

Kendra Schaaf takes Cross title

VANCOUVER – The weather didn’t cooperate but that didn’t stop great racing today at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, B.C., site of the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships.  Cameron Levins of Black Creek, B.C., successfully defended his title in the men’s senior age category.  Kendra Schaaf of Craven, Sask., took the Canadian title in the women’s senior race in a time of 25:00 minutes.  Ryan Cassidy of Grande-Digue, N.B., and Ellen Pennock of Calgary, Alta., took the men’s and women’s junior titles respectively.       [Read more…]

Canada captures 6 more medals

Canada captures 6 more medals at the Parapan American Games

ParpanAmerican Games Mexico

ParpanAmerican Games Mexico

GUADALAJARA – Day 4 of the Parapan American Games saw Canada come away with six more medals in athletics (track and field), bringing the total to 13 (7 silver and 6 bronze). [Read more…]

Coolsaet takes 2011 Canadian 10km

Reid Coolsaet and Dayna Pidhoresky crowned 2011 Canadian 10km Champions

Reid Coolsaet takes 10k title

Reid Coolsaet takes 10k title

TORONTO – Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ont., and Dayna Pidhoresky of Tecumseh, Ont., won the 2011 Canadian 10km Championships today in Toronto, Ont., held in conjunction with Canada Running Series’ Oasis Zoo Run and the Timex National Road Race Series Finale. [Read more…]