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2015 Harry Jerome Track Classic: Anthony Romaniw Interview

2015 Harry Jerome Track Classic: Anthony Romaniw Interview

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Anthony Romaniw Interview – 2014 Victoria Track Classic

Anthony Romaniw Interview – 2014 Victoria Track Classic

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Anthony Romaniw is on Fire before Worlds

Anthony Romaniw is on Fire before Worlds

July 30, 2013, No Comments on Anthony Romaniw is on Fire before Worlds

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated Chris Moulton and Christopher Kelsall Speed River Track and Field Club’s Anthony Romaniw, who is coached by Dave Scott-Thomas, is turning in a spectacular breakthrough season. In Karstad, Sweden, the 800 metre specialist ran to a near-personal best time of 1 minute and 46.68 seconds. He was poised to win »

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 »

Jessica O’Connell to race Vic City Invite, June 8

Jessica O’Connell to race Vic City Invite, June 8

June 6, 2017, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell to race Vic City Invite, June 8

Join discussion forum on this subject>> Vikes Communications/Athletics Illustrated The University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium will be filled with talent on Thursday evening as the campus hosts the inaugural Vic City Invite on Jun. 8. Olympian Jessica O’Connell, four current Vikes and five alumni will be competing with the hopes of qualifying for the World Championships »

Day one in Athletics for Canada: World record in 10,000-metres, McBride advances in 800-metre heats

Day one in Athletics for Canada: World record in 10,000-metres, McBride advances in 800-metre heats

August 12, 2016, No Comments on Day one in Athletics for Canada: World record in 10,000-metres, McBride advances in 800-metre heats

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canada’s Brandon McBride won his heat (6/7) in the time of 1:45.99. He led the entire way in an effort that appeared comfortable. Three each from seven heats move on to the semi-finals Saturday, plus the next two fastest times. McBride split 51.83 for 400-metres and appeared to be »

Two Canadian men qualified for the Olympic 800-metre event which starts Friday.

Two Canadian men qualified for the Olympic 800-metre event which starts Friday.

August 10, 2016, No Comments on Two Canadian men qualified for the Olympic 800-metre event which starts Friday.

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  The 800-metre event is likely the most competitive distance in athletics. Oddly it is also the only running event where athletes will want to race the first half faster than the second half. It is a long sprint, but it still requires aerobic conditioning not unlike the longer »

An emotional Brandon McBride is going to Rio

An emotional Brandon McBride is going to Rio

July 11, 2016, No Comments on An emotional Brandon McBride is going to Rio

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canada has plenty of emerging talent in the sport of athletics. Much of it was on display during the 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Rio Olympic Trials in Edmonton. Brandon McBride in the 800-metre event is looking to take the mantel from the retired Gary Reed as a »

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 »

The 800-metre race: “an angel’s breath from glory or death.”

The 800-metre race: “an angel’s breath from glory or death.”

June 27, 2016, 1 Comment on The 800-metre race: “an angel’s breath from glory or death.”

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated *re-written July 2016 (originally written for 2015 Victoria Track Classic). Perhaps there is some truth in the belief that in the sport of track and field, it is the top sprinters who put the bums in the seats. This is especially true with world-class 100-metre sprinters and if the »