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

Andre De Grasse withdraws from Commonwealth Games

Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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Canadian triple Olympic sprint medallist Andre De Grasse has withdrawn from next month's Commonwealth Games to concentrate on his fitness for the outdoor season, he said on Friday.

Distance star Justyn Knight more patient ahead of NCAA outdoor season

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Syracuse's Justyn Knight will open the NCAA Division I outdoor track season later this month with added confidence. The 21-year-old Toronto native also insists he's become more patient in his running after last summer's successful world championship debut.

Canada’s Justyn Knight wins 1st NCAA Division I track title

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Toronto's Justyn Knight won his first NCAA Division I track title on Friday night, capturing the men's indoor 5,000 metres in 14 minutes 14.47 seconds to become the first Syracuse University athlete in 37 years to win multiple individual national titles.

Russians could be barred from track as neutral athletes

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

International Association of Athletics Federations president Sebastian Coe says Russians could be stopped from competing as neutral athletes if the country fails to shows "dramatic progress" in the fight against doping.

Rachel Cliff gears up for Commonwealth Games with record-setting run

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Lanni Marchant anticipates an exciting and close duel between fellow long-distance runners Rachel Cliff and Natasha Wodak in the 10,000 metres at next month's Commonwealth Games after Cliff took her Canadian half marathon record on Saturday.

Shawn Barber nowhere near pole vault podium at world indoor track championships

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Shawn Barber had a disappointing showing at the world indoor track championships on Sunday, failing on all three pole vault attempts at 5.60 metres.

Roger Bannister, first to run mile in under 4 minutes, dies

Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88.

Damian Warner sets Canadian heptathlon record to capture silver at world indoor track championships

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Damian Warner set a Canadian indoor record and pushed hard in the 1,000-metre leg of the heptathlon, but it wasn't enough to lock up gold at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field championships in Birmingham, England on Saturday.

Road to the Olympic Games: World Indoor Track & Field Championships

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, watch action from the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, England.

Damian Warner in medal position at indoor track and field worlds

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Canada's Damian Warner attained personal and season bests and sits second ahead of Friday's final event, long jump, in the two-day heptathlon at the world indoor track and field championships.