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Brandon McBride, “I am as fit as I have ever been”

Brandon McBride, “I am as fit as I have ever been”

July 14, 2017, No Comments on Brandon McBride, “I am as fit as I have ever been”

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated  Windsor’s Brandon McBride will be competing in the 2017 London IAAF World Track and Field Championships in the 800-metre distance event. He qualified first by running under the 1:45.90 qualification standard with a 1:45.36 performance in Boston in February and then cemented his position on Team Canada by »

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 »

Brandon McBride’s 1:44.63: “We wanted to be a little faster….”

Brandon McBride’s 1:44.63: “We wanted to be a little faster….”

May 3, 2016, No Comments on Brandon McBride’s 1:44.63: “We wanted to be a little faster….”

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated On Saturday, April 30th, Windsor, Ontario native Brandon McBride ran the fastest 800-metre race in the world so far for 2016 in Starkville, Miss. He won in the time of 1:44.63. He is now the second fastest Canadian all-time behind Kamloops native Gary Reed, who ran 1:43.68 at the »

Brandon McBride; An Unknown Entity Set to Compete in the Commonwealth Games 800m

Brandon McBride; An Unknown Entity Set to Compete in the Commonwealth Games 800m

July 18, 2014, No Comments on Brandon McBride; An Unknown Entity Set to Compete in the Commonwealth Games 800m

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Windsor, Ontario’s Brandon McBride is one of Canada’s best 800m runners. He won the NCAA division one indoor championships by upsetting pre-race favourite Kenyan Edward Kemboi by crossing the line in 1:48.17 to Kemboi’s 1:48.54. He holds the North American high school outdoors record with his impressive 1:46.07. »

Brandon McBride Interview

Brandon McBride Interview

March 21, 2014, 1 Comment on Brandon McBride Interview

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Nineteen-year-old Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ontario, is one of Canada’s top track and field athletes. He excels at both the 400 metre and the 800 metre distances, with personal bests that are Canadian Junior records of 1:46.07 for the 800m and 45.89 for the 400m. He has also »

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 »

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 »

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 report from day two of athletics at Rio Olympics

Canadian report from day two of athletics at Rio Olympics

August 14, 2016, No Comments on Canadian report from day two of athletics at Rio Olympics

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Heptathlon Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton went into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the goal of winning the gold medal in the heptathlon. She was ranked world number one and is the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships gold medallist from 2015. Theisen-Eaton is also a three-time silver medallist from the »

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 »