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Genevieve Lalonde’s 3,000m steeplechase record

Genevieve Lalonde’s 3,000m steeplechase record

May 29, 2016, No Comments on Genevieve Lalonde’s 3,000m steeplechase record

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  On Saturday, Moncton’s Genevieve Lalonde broke the Canadian 3,000-metre steeplechase record, during the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet that took place in Portland, Oregon. She crossed the line in the time of 9:32.17, to finish in tenth position. Her previous best was 9:35.69 from June of 2015. Asked »

Geneviève Lalonde’s Most Excellent Season

Geneviève Lalonde’s Most Excellent Season

May 18, 2015, No Comments on Geneviève Lalonde’s Most Excellent Season

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian distance runner Geneviève Lalonde, who specialises in the 3000m Steeplechase event, is having a fantastic 2015 spring racing season. This is an opportune time to have a breakout as the Toronto Pan Am Games and Beijing IAAF World Track and Field Championships are taking place this year and »

Genevieve Lalonde – Interview

Genevieve Lalonde – Interview

November 13, 2012, 1 Comment on Genevieve Lalonde – Interview

“…it’s got a few hills, and there is mud; it’s the best. I am quite an advocate for “adventure” terrains, so the rougher the conditions the more I enjoy cross-country.”  © Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Twenty-one-year-old Moncton, New Brunswick native Genevieve Lalonde, is a steeple chaser (3000msc) who will be competing for one »

Cole Peterson is one of the top Canadian athletes at FISU championships

Cole Peterson is one of the top Canadian athletes at FISU championships

August 20, 2017, No Comments on Cole Peterson is one of the top Canadian athletes at FISU championships

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Three University of Victoria athletes are taking in the World University Games (FISU) in Taipei, Taiwan as we speak – the competitions began Saturday. The Vikes are represented by Cole Peterson in the 1,500-metre event, Tyler Smith in the 800-metres, (both athletes are originally from Edmonton) and Sarah MacPherson also »

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 »

Natasha Wodak to run Race Roster Spring Run Off 8K – April 8TH

Natasha Wodak to run Race Roster Spring Run Off 8K – April 8TH

March 15, 2017, No Comments on Natasha Wodak to run Race Roster Spring Run Off 8K – April 8TH

Paul Gains Over its four-decade history the Race Roster Spring Run Off 8km has seen world champions and record holders dueling with the nation’s best in a race which traditionally kicks off the racing season. This year marks the 40th running of the prestigious event – the second with Race Roster as title sponsor – and »

Jessica Furlan Interview

Jessica Furlan Interview

February 2, 2017, No Comments on Jessica Furlan Interview

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Jessica Furlan is one of Canada’s top runners specialising in the 3,000-metre steeplechase. She held the national record for the distance for nearly two years before Genevieve Lalonde bettered it twice in 2016, once during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Furlan grew up in Regina and went on to »

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 »

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 »