Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Track and Field’ Category

Russian doping corruption case begins in Paris court

Monday, January 13th, 2020

A sports corruption case involving allegations of a massive doping coverup at the top of track and field starts Monday in Paris. The trial is expected to detail evidence that Russian athletes paid millions of dollars to hide their suspected doping.

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto breaks 10km world record

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Sweden Diamond League Athletics

Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya has set a new world record for 10 kilometres after winning a road race in Valencia, Spain, in 26 minutes, 24 seconds on Sunday.

Canadian middle-distance runner Marco Arop leaves Mississippi State to turn pro

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Edmonton runner and 2019 Pan Am gold medallist Marco Arop is foregoing his NCAA eligibility at Mississippi State University to concentrate on preparing for his Olympic debut next summer in Tokyo.

Rachel Cliff sets new Canadian half-marathon record

Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Rachel Cliff

Rachel Cliff beat her previous best to set the new Canadian half-marathon record. It is also her fourth time breaking a Canadian record in 2019.

Olympic hopeful Charles Philibert-Thiboutot breaks Quebec indoor 5,000-metre record

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot is off to a tremendous start in his quest to represent Canada on the track at the Tokyo Olympics next summer. Racing for the first time in over a year, he stopped the clock in 13:30.79 in the indoor 5,000 metres on Saturday at Boston University.

Joshua Cheptegei adds road race world record to cross-country, track titles

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei broke the world record in a 10-kilometre road race Sunday in Valencia, Spain, with a time of 26 minutes 38 seconds, six seconds faster than the previous record held by Kenya's Patrick Komon since 2010.

Geneviève Lalonde defends her crown at the Canadian cross-country championships

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Geneviève Lalonde,28, successfully defended her title in the women’s 10k at the Canadian cross-country championship on Saturday in Abbotsford, B.C.

Top Canadian distance runners attempt title defence en route to Olympics

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Vancouver resident Luc Bruchet and Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton, N.B., will try to successfully defend their men's and women's Canadian cross-country titles on Saturday at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford, B.C.

Marathon runner Kipchoge, U.S. hurdler Muhammad named world athletes of the year

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
World Athletics Awards

Pioneering marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and U.S. hurdler Dalilah Muhammad were named the world athletes of the year in track and field on Saturday.

Russian track and field president steps down as federation faces expulsion threat

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Russian track and field federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin resigned on Saturday, two days after he was accused of obstructing an anti-doping investigation involving fake medical documents.