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Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Interview

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Interview

July 7, 2015, No Comments on Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Interview

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Quebec City’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot is having a fantastic year of racing. Last weekend the 24-year-old earned a silver medal at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in the 1500m distance. He was up against some big names including defending champion Nate Brannen and Canadian record holder in the »

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

July 9, 2014, No Comments on Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

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Big Day in Monaco for Dibaba, Willis, Rowbury and Philibert-Thiboutot in the 1500m

Big Day in Monaco for Dibaba, Willis, Rowbury and Philibert-Thiboutot in the 1500m

July 18, 2015, No Comments on Big Day in Monaco for Dibaba, Willis, Rowbury and Philibert-Thiboutot in the 1500m

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Today history was made in the Monaco Diamond League meet that featured Genzebe Dibaba’s world record 1500-metre run in the time of 3:50.07. The previous world record was held by China’s Qu Yunxia 1993 performance of 3:50.46, once considered unbeatable, suspect and potentially drug-aided. Part of the reason the »

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 »

Youngsters Add Special Interest to Pre Classic International Mile

Youngsters Add Special Interest to Pre Classic International Mile

May 25, 2017, No Comments on Youngsters Add Special Interest to Pre Classic International Mile

When the Prefontaine Classic’s famous Bowerman Mile became overwhelmed by the interest of the world’s best middle distance runners, the International Mile was born. Aiming to be a world-class race featuring established milers as well as rising stars, the International Mile has succeeded by providing deep fields with intriguing talent. The 2014 version found no »

Cole Peterson interview

Cole Peterson interview

March 17, 2017, 1 Comment on Cole Peterson interview

© Copyright – 2017 -Athletics Illustrated Edmonton, Alberta’s Cole Peterson capped off the indoors portion of his U Sport athletics career with the University of Victoria Vikes, exactly the way he wanted, by winning double gold. The 23-year-old won nationals in front of his hometown crowd at the University of Alberta on Friday, March 10 in »

Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

January 29, 2017, 1 Comment on Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Three-time Canadian Olympian Nate Brannen from Cambridge, ON (now Avon Lake, Ohio) opened up his indoor track season Saturday, January 28 with a 3,000-metre personal best performance of 7:47.18 at the University of Washington Invitational. The 1500m specialist placed third behind fellow Canadian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot of Quebec, who finished »

Chris Winter’s retirement

Chris Winter’s retirement

October 14, 2016, No Comments on Chris Winter’s retirement

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  Vancouver’s Chris Winter recently announced his retirement from the sport of athletics. He was one of Canada’s top steeplechase and cross-country runners for well over a decade. So the question is, what does a retired 30-year-old take up next? Firstly, Winter’s retirement comes after two other surprise retirements in marathon »

Justyn Knight: “[I will] race them without fear”

Justyn Knight: “[I will] race them without fear”

July 15, 2016, No Comments on Justyn Knight: “[I will] race them without fear”

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated “Even though they are my idols, the only way I will accomplish what they already have is if I treat them as normal competitors and race them without fear.” – Justyn Knight. Like Charles Mingus playing third stream jazz in a smoky New York bar, Knight oozes talent. Just as Matt »