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

Injured Luc Bruchet to miss upcoming IAAF world cross-country championships

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Canada will be without three-time national men’s champion Luc Bruchet at the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships on March 30 in Aarhus, Denmark. The 28-year-old from White Rock, B.C., is recovering from a stress reaction in his left foot.

Ethiopia, Kenya push back as Diamond League drops 5,000m

Friday, March 15th, 2019
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The IAAF's decision to drop the 5,000 metres from its Diamond League track and field series has been met with strong resistance from Ethiopia and Kenya, the East African nations whose athletes dominate long-distance events.

Just call him the natural: Switching to marathon has Cam Levins thinking big

Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Cam Levins, who is training for the London Marathon on April 28, will be among 25,000 participants in Sunday's New York City half marathon, his first race since breaking Jerome Drayton's 43-year-old Canadian men's record in the marathon last October.

Canadian-record holder Rachel Cliff is ‘made’ for the marathon

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Richard Lee has spent over three years trying to convince Rachel Cliff she was destined to run long distances and have success. On Sunday, the Vancouver resident proved his point once again by setting a new national women's record at the Nagoya Women's Marathon in Japan.

Revamp for Diamond League to give TV 90-minute track meet

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Track and field's governing body is revamping the top-tier Diamond League series with shorter meetings and fewer long-distance races.

IAAF doping ban on Russia could be lifted before world championships

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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?Russia's doping ban from international track and field will remain in place until the Moscow laboratory data has been analyzed, a process that could lead to the country's reinstatement before this year's world championships, starting in late September.

Rachel Cliff shatters Canadian marathon record

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Rachel Cliff raced to a Canadian record in the Nagoya Women's Marathon on Sunday.

Caster Semenya appeal case ends, decision expected in late March

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a week-long hearing for South African athlete Caster Semenya's appeal against hormone regulations proposed by the international track and field body ended Friday. A decision in the "pivotal" case is expected in late March.

Caster Semenya arrives for landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Caster Semenya, the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion from South Africa didn't take questions as she arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday, but she flashed her fingers in a "V" shape and smiled as she entered.

Caster Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes.