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

NYC Marathon: Desisa ekes out men’s win, Keitany coasts to women’s title

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds. Mary Keitany of Kenya became the second woman to win the marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by three minutes 13 seconds.

Abraham Kiptum clocks 58:18 in half marathon to break world record

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Kenyan Abraham Kiptum set a world record of 58 minutes 18 seconds in the men's race at the Valencia half marathon in Spain on Sunday. He beat previous record holder Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea by five seconds.

Former Canadian-record holder praises Cam Levins’ inspiring marathon

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Jerome Drayton, who held the Canadian record in the men's marathon for 43 years, isn't surprised 2012 Olympian Cam Levins broke it Sunday in his debut marathon at Toronto.

Cam Levins obliterates Canadian men’s record in marathon debut

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

In his marathon debut, Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C., shattered Jerome Drayton’s 43-year-old Canadian men’s record on a brisk Sunday morning in Toronto.

Thousands set to run ‘bigger, better’ Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Over 25,000 runners from 70-plus countries, including several elite Canadians, are expected to take part in Sunday's 29th edition of the Toronto Waterfront marathon, half marathon and five-kilometre event that will be lived streamed at at 8:45 a.m. ET.

Cam Levins eager for marathon debut in Toronto after long road back from surgery

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Cam Levins, who considered ending his competitive running career after July 2016 surgery on his left ankle, will make his marathon debut Sunday in Toronto (, 8:45 a.m. ET).

IAAF delays testosterone rules until Caster Semenya case verdict

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Caster Semenya South Africa

The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes a case involving Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Alysha Newman rediscovers her love for pole vaulting, returns from injury

Monday, October 15th, 2018

The "itch" to compete has returned for Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman, whose training for the 2019 season begins in earnest Monday, nearly five months after the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion was felled by a left knee injury.

Mo Farah sets new European record in Chicago Marathon win

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Mo Farah scored a stunning Chicago Marathon victory as he won in an unofficial two hours five minutes and 11 seconds in only his third race at the distance on Sunday.

Athletics Canada hands lifetime ban to former sprinter Desai Williams

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

One-time Canadian sprinter Desai Williams was handed a lifetime ban by Athletics Canada on Wednesday following an investigation into a complaint by an adult athlete against the former coach.