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

World Athletics: Tokyo Olympians faced ‘disturbing’ level of abuse on social media

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

A World Athletics study says nearly three out of every 20 track and field athletes whose social media feeds were monitored during the Tokyo Olympics were subject to abusive posts, with women targeted in the majority.

Double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius must meet victim’s parents for chance at parole

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Eight years after he shot dead his girlfriend, double amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius is up for parole, but first must meet with her parents.

Canada’s Lanni Marchant marks comeback with 11th-place finish in New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 7th, 2021
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Lanni Marchant was the top Canadian in the New York Marathon on Sunday, finishing 11th to mark her triumphant return to the event.

Ben Flanagan, Leslie Sexton capture their 1st Canadian 10K road race titles

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Canadian runner Ben Flanagan won his first-ever 10-kilometre road race on Sunday in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon event while Leslie Sexton captured her second national women’s title in a month. The competition doubled as the Canadian 10K Championships.

Sprint legend Usain Bolt calls Canada’s De Grasse ‘the guy to beat’

Friday, October 15th, 2021

World's fastest man Usain Bolt says Andre De Grasse's consistency on reaching the podium makes him the frontrunner to dominate the sprint scene.

Distance runner Mary Cain sues ex-coach, Nike for millions over alleged abuse

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Distance runner Mary Cain, whose career fizzled after what she has called four miserable years at the Nike Oregon Project, has filed a $20 million US lawsuit against her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and their employer, Nike.

Canada’s Kate Bazeley in search of ‘magical race’ at Chicago Marathon

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
2019 Toronto Marathon

Elite distance runner Kate Bazeley of St. John's is set to compete in her first World Marathon Major on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET in Chicago, where the 37-year-old mother of three daughters is hopeful of setting another personal-best time.

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter tests positive, faces disciplinary hearing

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Jamaica's Olympic and world championship medallist Nesta Carter, whose positive doping test caused Usain Bolt to be stripped of his Beijing 2008 Olympic 4x100 meters relay gold, has tested positive again and faces an anti-doping hearing next week.

Bromell runs world-leading 9.76 seconds to win 100m after Olympic disappointment

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Trayvon Bromell banished his Olympic disappointment and beat his own world-leading time in the 100 metres Saturday, winning the Kip Keino Classic in 9.76 seconds in Nairobi.

Fred Kerley leads American sweep of Diamond League men’s 100m podium

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Fred Kerley led the charge for a United States sweep of the men's Diamond League 100-metre podium on Friday in Brussels, Belgium.