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Andrea Seccafien qualifies and looks fit for World Championships

Andrea Seccafien qualifies and looks fit for World Championships

July 13, 2017, 1 Comment on Andrea Seccafien qualifies and looks fit for World Championships

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated The Canadian Track and Field Championships took place last weekend in Ottawa and one particular athlete, Andrea Seccafien, who qualified for the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships during the meet, bettered some genuinely fast Canadian talent. A few of the names include 2016 Rio Olympians Natasha Wodak »

Andrea Seccafien interview

Andrea Seccafien interview

July 30, 2016, No Comments on Andrea Seccafien interview

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Andrea Seccafien of Guelph, Ontario is a distance runner who competes primarily in the 5,000-metre event. She has run a 4:10.70 for 1500-metres. Seccafien qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games during the Hoka One One meet that took place in May this year in Los Angeles, California, by »

Ahmed and Seccafien win 5,000-metre championships

Ahmed and Seccafien win 5,000-metre championships

July 8, 2016, No Comments on Ahmed and Seccafien win 5,000-metre championships

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  The main events during day one of the 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships featured the women’s and men’s 5,000-metre distance races. With several of Canada’s best distance runners entered into both races, it was intriguing to see if any up and coming talent would push the established »

Jessica O’Connell’s 5,000-metre silver medal performance at FISU

Jessica O’Connell’s 5,000-metre silver medal performance at FISU

August 30, 2017, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell’s 5,000-metre silver medal performance at FISU

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Calgary’s Jessica O’Connell earned a silver medal in the 5,000-metre event during the 2017 World University Games (FISU) in Taipei, Thailand on Sunday, August 27. She finished in the time of 15:50.96 in a tactical race. Hanna Elizabeth Klein of Germany, a 1500-metre and 5,000-metre specialist, won the race »

Preview: Canadian middle and long-distance athletes at London World Championships

Preview: Canadian middle and long-distance athletes at London World Championships

July 21, 2017, No Comments on Preview: Canadian middle and long-distance athletes at London World Championships

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Canada’s growing roster of talented track and field athletes continue to be medal threats at global championships including, no doubt, this summer’s IAAF London World Track and Field Championships. As the saying goes, anything can and typically does happen at major international sporting events; for some, expectations will fall »

Jessica O’Connell, “one more grinder before the big dance!”

Jessica O’Connell, “one more grinder before the big dance!”

July 19, 2017, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell, “one more grinder before the big dance!”

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated On July 13, Andrea Seccafien, in an Athletics Illustrated article, thanked Natasha Wodak and Kinsey Gomez for leading much of the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships 5,000-metre race. It was a sacrifice that may have cost them a position on Team Canada to compete in the 2017 »

Canadian National Championships: A few surprises

Canadian National Championships: A few surprises

July 11, 2017, No Comments on Canadian National Championships: A few surprises

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated The usual suspects did the expected damage at the Canadian Track and Field Championships last weekend in Ottawa. There were also a few surprise improvements. The nationals are a final step for athletes to qualify for the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships and FISU 2017, or »

Canadian Olympic Trials preview

Canadian Olympic Trials preview

July 4, 2016, 1 Comment on Canadian Olympic Trials preview

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated The 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships that are doubling as the Rio Olympic Trials are coming up Thursday, July 7 and run through until Sunday, July 10. They will be taking place in Edmonton’s Foote Field, dubbed TrackTown Canada. There are great implications in certain events that must »

Bishop’s epic weekend on the coast: two meet records

Bishop’s epic weekend on the coast: two meet records

June 20, 2016, No Comments on Bishop’s epic weekend on the coast: two meet records

Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated For the second time in less than three days Melissa Bishop stole the show at track meets by handily breaking records in the 800-metre distance event. Today, at the 28th Victoria Track Classic she won easily, in the time of one-minute and 58.90 seconds. Friday night she took the 2016 »

Portland Track Festival causes shift in Canadian athletics landscape

Portland Track Festival causes shift in Canadian athletics landscape

June 13, 2016, No Comments on Portland Track Festival causes shift in Canadian athletics landscape

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated The list of potential Team Canada members going to the Rio Olympic Trials, just shifted a little during the Portland Track Festival. The implications should make for intriguing track and field meets coming up during the National Track League, including this weekend’s Harry Jerome Track Classic and the »