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Simon Bairu announces retirement from competitive running

Simon Bairu announces retirement from competitive running

September 5, 2014, No Comments on Simon Bairu announces retirement from competitive running

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Simon Bairu of Regina, Saskatchewan has officially retired from competitive running. Although the 31-year-old Bairu retires early from the sport, he is one of Canada’s all-time great talents. He ran in the NCAA for the Wisconsin Badgers under Coach Jerry Schumacher winning two national titles in cross country. »

Simon Bairu – Has a Monkey on His Back

Simon Bairu – Has a Monkey on His Back

November 6, 2012, 5 Comments on Simon Bairu – Has a Monkey on His Back

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Nike Oregon Project athlete Simon Bairu of Regina, Saskatchewan has a monkey on his back. He has yet to complete a marathon in a satisfactory time. He has demonstrated great talent in setting the Canadian 10,000m record in the time of 27:23, won seven Canadian Cross Country Championship »

Simon Bairu – Achieving Standard

Simon Bairu – Achieving Standard

April 13, 2012, No Comments on Simon Bairu – Achieving Standard

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian 10,000m record holder Simon Bairu, is in no way a shoe-in to represent Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but I wouldn’t bet against him. Saturday, April 7th, Bairu opened his 2012 racing season by taking in the 5000m event at the Stanford Invitational. He finished twelfth »

Simon Bairu – Chasing the Olympic Standard

Simon Bairu – Chasing the Olympic Standard

December 6, 2011, 3 Comments on Simon Bairu – Chasing the Olympic Standard

  © Copyright – 2011 – Christopher Kelsall Canadian 10,000m record holder Simon Bairu (27:23), will make his second attempt at challenging the marathon and the Olympic qualifying time of 2:11:29 when he races the Chevron Houston Marathon, Sunday January 15th, 2012 in Houston, Texas (he dropped out of NY). But qualifying is only part of »

Simon Bairu Interview

Simon Bairu Interview

August 4, 2011, 1 Comment on Simon Bairu Interview

© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated Simon Bairu of Regina, Saskatchewan who is currently being coached by Jerry Schumacher, is one of the greatest distance runners in Canadian history and he is on one heck of a hot streak. Amongst the vast wealth of athletics prognosticators, it appears that it is a foregone conclusion that »

Cameron Levins with new coach; has renewed new enthusiasm

Cameron Levins with new coach; has renewed new enthusiasm

July 10, 2017, 1 Comment on Cameron Levins with new coach; has renewed new enthusiasm

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Join Discussion>> Cameron Levins, Canada’s fastest all-time 10,000-metre runner, is back training well and returning to fitness, post-surgery. Asked about his current fitness he told Athletics Illustrated, “I’m training really well now actually. However, not back to where I was before getting injured. I’m consistently improving though, and I think »

All hail King Knight: Justyn Knight finishes second at NCAA Cross Country Championships

All hail King Knight: Justyn Knight finishes second at NCAA Cross Country Championships

November 20, 2016, No Comments on All hail King Knight: Justyn Knight finishes second at NCAA Cross Country Championships

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian athletes continue to perform well in the first division of the NCAA, specifically in middle and long-distance running. It wasn’t long ago that Regina’s Simon Bairu, while running for the Wisconsin Badgers, won two NCAA cross-country titles. Likewise Toronto’s Sheila Reid won the 2010 and 2011 championships. Black »

Canada’s marathon standards elicit a broad range of emotions

Canada’s marathon standards elicit a broad range of emotions

October 23, 2016, No Comments on Canada’s marathon standards elicit a broad range of emotions

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated “The standard set by the IAAF (2:19 and 2:45) is not an internationally competitive standard and we are selecting athletes to perform internationally and our intent is not just to fill the quota in major Championships – we have the same expectation for all events,” shared Eriksson. A broad »

For the Pure Love of Running, Hilary Stellingwerff hangs up the spikes and reaches for the flats

For the Pure Love of Running, Hilary Stellingwerff hangs up the spikes and reaches for the flats

September 27, 2016, 2 Comments on For the Pure Love of Running, Hilary Stellingwerff hangs up the spikes and reaches for the flats

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Hilary Stellingwerff, one of Canada’s all-time best middle-distance runners, has decided to hang up the spikes for good, but the racing flats will surely be kept by the door. She hasn’t completely dropped competing yet. Although she has nothing left to prove in international track racing, she is »

Mohammed Ahmed takes well travelled route in setting national 5,000-metre record

Mohammed Ahmed takes well travelled route in setting national 5,000-metre record

September 12, 2015, No Comments on Mohammed Ahmed takes well travelled route in setting national 5,000-metre record

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Following the well travelled route from the Wisconsin Badgers to the Bowerman Track Club to a national record, St. Catharines, Ontario native Mohammed Ahmed today brought down the Canadian record in the 5,000-metre distance by running to a 13:10.00 performance at the final Diamond League meet of the »