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

Shot putter Brittany Crew sheds 15 pounds, says nutrition ‘missing piece of puzzle’

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't slowed Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew, whose off-season focus on nutrition has led to a 15-pound weight loss and renewed confidence in her Tokyo Olympic training.

After eclipsing ‘mythological’ Bubka, Sweden’s Duplantis targets pole vaulting gold in Tokyo

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis said his desire to better Sergey Bubka's outdoor mark kept him motivated in the 2020 season and after clearing 6.15m to eclipse the Ukrainian great in September the 21-year-old is aiming to go higher next year.

Canadian Ben Flanagan’s win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Ben Flanagan, who posted the 13th fastest time ever in the half marathon among Canadian men in his victorious debut on Sunday, will soon return to the track in hopes of hitting the Olympic standard in 2021 in the 5,000 or 10,000 metres.

Canadian runner Seccafien overcomes mental anguish of 2 Australian lockdowns

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Andrea Seccafien has her confidence back and is training hard for a December half marathon in Australia, her first race since late February following struggles with anxiety and mental health during two coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.

Diamond League unveils 14-meet schedule for 2021 track and field season

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

The Diamond League on Tuesday released its provisional calendar for the 2021 season, which will consist of 14 athletics meetings beginning in Rabat in May and ending in Zurich in September.

How battling his brothers prepared runner Moh Ahmed for world-level success

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

He narrowly missed the Olympic podium in 2016 and three years later earned world bronze after leading late in the race, yet some of Moh Ahmed's fiercest battles haven't been waged on a running track.

Runner Luc Bruchet nearly hits Olympic standard at 10,000m race in B.C.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Four Canadian runners set personal-best times in an official 10,000-metre race on a cool Saturday night in Burnaby, B.C., led by Luc Bruchet, who was 49 ½ seconds shy of the Tokyo Olympic qualifying standard.

How Canada’s track and field Olympians are navigating pandemic

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

The time has finally arrived. Canadian track and field athletes have resumed training in earnest for the Tokyo Olympics after an abbreviated 2020 season, while world No. 1 decathlete Damian Warner has finally secured an indoor training facility.

World 100m champ Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics after ban for missing doping tests

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Men's 100-metre world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday and lost his chance to succeed Usain Bolt as the fastest man at the Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo.

Natasha Wodak’s marathon training return is welcomed motivation during pandemic

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Inspired by the fast times of her friends and others, Natasha Wodak was back training for her second marathon and first in seven years in late September. On Dec. 20, the B.C. runner will be part of a 58-woman field at The Marathon Project in Chandler, Ariz.