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

Kenya sweeps senior races at IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won gold in the 10-kilometre race at the IAAF World Cross Country championships on Sunday in Kampala, Uganda. Kenya's Irene Cheptai won the senior women's 10km event and was followed by five teammates to round out the top six.

Canadian MacDougall set for debut run at ‘stacked’ cross-country worlds

Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Brogan MacDougall reportedly is in "excellent form" ahead of her debut run at Sunday's world cross-country championships (CBCSports.ca, 7 a.m. ET) in Kampala, Uganda, where the 16-year-old high school standout will lead Canada's 27-athlete contingent.

De Grasse returning to Harry Jerome track meet to defend titles

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Canadian star sprinter Andre De Grasse, who won the 100- and 200-metre races at last year's Harry Jerome track meet, will be back at the June event to gear up for the world athletics championships this August in London.

IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Watch live coverage of the IAAF world cross country championships in Kampala, Uganda.

Canada’s Evan Dunfee gets 1st win on Race Walking Challenge circuit

Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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Canada's Evan Dunfee won gold in the 50 kilometres at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday.

Ed Whitlock, 1st septuagenarian to run marathon in under 3 hours, dead at 86

Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Just a week after his 86th birthday, long distance runner Ed Whitlock died on Monday at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.

New Balance steps up to help shoeless Evan Dunfee, fellow race walkers

Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Evan Dunfee is no longer walking on worn-out shoes. The Canadian race walker who famously opted not to protest his fourth-place finish at last summer's Rio Olympics has signed with sponsor New Balance.

De Grasse steps in to help Toronto sprinters compete

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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When two Toronto teenagers qualified for this weekend's prestigious U.S. high school indoor track championships, there was concern about how the sprinters would get to New York. In stepped Andre De Grasse, who wrote a cheque to his former track club.

Mo Ahmed sets new Canadian indoor record in 5,000

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Canadian Olympian Mo Ahmed has another national record. The 26-year-old runner from St. Catharines, Ont., broke the Canadian record in the 5,000-metre indoor on Sunday with a time of 13 minutes 4.60 seconds at Boston University.

Mo Farah’s coach used prohibited drug infusions on athletes: report

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Britain's Olympic champion Mo Farah's coach has been accused of using prohibited drug infusions to improve the performance of his runners, the Sunday Times reported citing a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report.