Archive for the ‘Sports/Track and Field’ Category

Athletics Canada fires coaches Anthony McCleary, Desai Williams

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Anthony McCleary and Desai Williams have been fired as coaches with Canada's track and field team. Athletics Canada announced Wednesday that Jeff Huntoon has been hired as head coach of the East High Performance Hub in Toronto as part of a restructuring plan.

Canada’s Barber turns pro on heels of world pole vault title

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Canadian Shawn Barber won gold at the world championships last month in Beijing — Canada's first-ever world pole vault medal, and first gold since Perdita Felicien's hurdles victory in 2003. A couple of days later, he turned pro by signing a deal with Nike.

Diamond League: Dafne Schippers edges Allyson Felix in showdown

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Dafne Schippers, Allyson Felix

In a battle of gold medallists , world champion Dafne Schippers edged Olympic champion Allyson Felix to win a hotly anticipated 200 metres at the Van Damme Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Roger Bannister’s shoes sell for over $540K

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Roger Bannister

The running shoes worn by Roger Bannister when he broke the four-minute mile were sold at auction on Thursday for about $544,000.

London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe denies cheating

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Paula Radcliffe

Three-time London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe has denied doping. The marathon world record holder issued a statement Tuesday saying "I categorically deny that I ever resorted to cheating in any form whatsoever at any time in my career."

Usain Bolt ends season, pulls out of Van Damme Memorial

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Usain Bolt has pulled out of Friday's Van Damme Memorial and ended his season so he can fully concentrate on next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Drouin withdraws from high jump at Diamond League meet

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Fresh off his gold-medal performance at the world track and field championships, Canada's Derek Drouin was forced to pull out of Thursday’s Diamond League meet in Zurich, Switzerland, with what he described as a "flare up" of a potential injury.

Andre De Grasse staying in school for now

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Star Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has decided to return to college for his senior year, passing up a chance to immediately cash in on his breakout performance at last month's world track and field championships.

Jamaican sprinters Powell, Simpson have doping probe dropped: report

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

A criminal doping investigation into Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson plus their trainer has reportedly been dropped in Italy.

Canadian track stars back to reality (and Twitter)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
De Grasse

The world track and field championship is over... now what? Twitter shows us how Canadian athletes are adjusting to being back home after Beijing.