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

Russia given 6 more months to fix ‘deficient’ anti-doping plan

Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Russia's suspended athletics federation (RusAF) has been granted a six-month extension to finalize its reinstatement plan before World Athletics decides on potential fresh sanctions or even expulsion, the sport's global governing body said on Saturday.

Laura Muir ‘in shape’ to set 800-metre personal-best at Golden Gala track meet

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Laura Muir will be looking to build on a season-best performance while seeking a third consecutive win over 800 metres in her event debut on the Olympic Stadium track at Thursday's Golden Gala Diamond League track and field meet in Rome.

Lindsey Butterworth ‘fearless’ against world’s top runners in drive for Olympic spot

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Lindsey Butterworth is back threatening a personal-best time in the 800 metres while inching closer to the 1:59.50 qualifying standard for the Tokyo Olympics next summer. “I know it’s in Lindsey. It’s just a matter of putting things together,” says Canadian record-holder Melissa Bishop-Nriagu.

Sifan Hassan sets rare women’s world record, runs nearly 19 km in 1 hour

Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the rarely run one-hour world record on Friday by covering 18.930 kilometres at the Memorial Van Damme meeting.

Hurdler Sage Watson vows to lower her Canadian record in pursuit of Olympic medal

Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Sage Watson, who set a Canadian record in the women's 400-metre hurdles last October, also aspires to winning an Olympic medal and will end her season at Sunday's Diamond League meet in Stockholm (CBCSports.ca, 10 a.m. ET) to begin preparing for the 2021 Games in Tokyo.

Hurdler Sage Watson prepares for Diamond League season debut with stop in Hungary

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Nine months after shattering the Canadian hurdles record, Sage Watson returns to competitive racing outdoors in the 400-metre event at Wednesday's World Athletics Continental Tour stop in Hungary that will be live streamed at CBCSports.ca at 11 a.m. ET.

Hughes hoping improved fitness, altered mindset lead to PB at Diamond League opener

Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Matt Hughes is aiming for a personal-best time in the men’s 3,000-metre steeplechase on Friday in Monaco, something the 31-year-old runner hasn't achieved since Aug. 15, 2013, when he set a Canadian record of eight minutes 11.64 seconds in Russia.

Canadian Moh Ahmed should have been racing in Tokyo now, but is still running fast times

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Canadian distance runner Moh Ahmed from St. Catharines, Ont., moved down to the 1,500 on — a virtual sprint for the 5 and 10K specialist — and became the fifth-fastest Canadian at that distance.

Andre De Grasse runs a speedy 100 metres at Back To The Track Series

Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Canada's Andre De Grasse hasn't slowed down during the COVID-19 hiatus. The 25-year-old from Markham, Ont., ran a fast 9.97 seconds in his 100-metre heat Friday night as part of the Back To The Track Series.

Moh Ahmed shatters Canadian 5,000-metre record to crack all-time top-10 list

Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Moh Ahmed shattered his own Canadian record in the 5,000 metres at the Portland Intersquad Meet. The 29-year-old from St. Catharines Ont., won the race in 12 minutes 47.20 seconds, bettering his previous mark of 12:53.16 set last summer in Rome.