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Gary Reed: “I will Cherish My Victoria Days Forever”

Gary Reed: “I will Cherish My Victoria Days Forever”

June 15, 2013, No Comments on Gary Reed: “I will Cherish My Victoria Days Forever”

Victoria’s marquee track meet, the 2013 edition of the annual Victoria Track Classic, is celebrating its 25th year on Friday, July 5th at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. One of the meet’s (and Canada’s) most talented veterans Gary Reed will be there, not as an athlete, but as a fan of the sport. »

Gary Reed – Reed Athletics Fund

Gary Reed – Reed Athletics Fund

October 21, 2011, No Comments on Gary Reed – Reed Athletics Fund

                      © Copyright – 2011 – Christopher Kelsall Recently retired Canadian 800m record holder Gary Reed, launched a first-of-its-kind charity foundation to support financially struggling track and field athletes. Typically athletes will lend their name and make appearances for a good cause however, The Reed Athletics Fund was not only the brainchild of its namesake, he is »

Gary Reed Interview

August 4, 2011, 1 Comment on Gary Reed Interview

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated Gary Reed is one of the fastest 800 metre runners in the world. Currently he possesses a personal best of 1:43.68, which happens to be the Canadian record and a time that is considered fast by anyone’s measure. He also owns a fourth place performance he achieved at »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Meet the new boss: Joe Dixon of Ironman Canada takes over Victoria Track Classic and TC10K

Meet the new boss: Joe Dixon of Ironman Canada takes over Victoria Track Classic and TC10K

November 19, 2016, No Comments on Meet the new boss: Joe Dixon of Ironman Canada takes over Victoria Track Classic and TC10K

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated The National Track League’s Victoria, BC edition, the Victoria International Track Classic, has a new race manager in former Ironman Canada director Joe Dixon. His mandate will be to sort out how to wedge prospective fans off the playing fields and waterways of the provincial capital long enough to »

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 »