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

Damian Warner sets Canadian decathlon record in winning 4th Hypo Meeting title

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
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Damian Warner found an answer to his pole vault struggles of a month ago en route to his fourth Hypo Meeting title in men's decathlon and a new Canadian record on Sunday.

Aaron Brown runs season-best 20.07 in men’s 200m at Prefontaine Classic

Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Aaron Brown was all smiles Saturday at a sun-splashed Hayward Field after setting a season-best time of 20.07 seconds for a third-place finish in the men's 200 metres at the Diamond League's 44th Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.

Damian Warner leads at midway point of men’s decathlon at Hypo Meeting

Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Canada's Damian Warner is on track to capture the fourth Hypo Meeting title of his decathlon career, holding a 218-point lead over 2017 world bronze medallist Kai Kazmirek of Germany midway through the two-day competition in Götzis, Austria.

Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed just misses podium at Prefontaine Classic

Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Canada's Mohammed Ahmed followed up a double silver-medal performance at the Commonwealth Games last month with a fourth-place finish in the men's 2-mile run at the Diamond League's Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Friday night.

Christian Coleman returns to headline Prefontaine Classic

Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Christian Coleman will return from a reported hamstring injury to face Su Bingtian and Ronnie Baker in the men's 100 metres at Saturday's 44th Prefontaine Classic (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 4 p.m. ET). Canada's Gavin Smellie is also in the field, replacing the injured Justin Gatlin.

Natasha Wodak aims for road race PB at Ottawa 10K while raising money for cancer

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Natasha Wodak is excited at the prospect of attaining a personal-best road race time at the Ottawa 10K this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Surrey, B.C., native also feels lucky to be one of 16 elite runners that will run to raise money for local charities.

Watch the Canadian Half Marathon Championship from Calgary

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Watch live action from the Canadian Half Marathon Championship in Calgary, beginning on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ET.

Watch the Prefontaine Classic track & field event in Oregon

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Watch action from the third stop of the IAAF Diamond league season in Eugene, Oregon, beginning on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Pole vaulter Alysha Newman will be on of several Canadian athletes in action at the Prefontaine Classic.

Watch Road to the Olympic Games: Diamond League track & field

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Watch coverage of the Diamond League track and field event in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world.

The lasting legend of running icon Steve Prefontaine

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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To this day, American running legend Steve Prefontaine is revered for his all-out effort style from start to finish, a reputation that earned him a cult-like following in the 1970s. He also earned respect after fighting for athletes' right to a fair share of revenues generated from their performances.