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Dave Proctor continues on his record pace run across Canada

© Copyright - 2018 - Athletics Illustrated Dave Proctor continues to chase the Guinness-recognized 7200-kilometre cross-Canada run record. He is nearly on goal pace and ahead of the westward record as set by the legendary Al Howie in 1991. Proctor left Victoria, BC on June 27. Proctor, is nearing the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. After 20 days of running, he has moved a...

Edmonton’s Addition to Canada Running Series Attracts Strong Field

Paul Gains - Canada Run Series A sold-out crowd of five thousand runners will descend upon Alberta’s Legislature grounds (‘The Ledge’) July 22nd for the inaugural running of the Edmonton 10k - the newest addition to the Canada Running Series. The Lululemon title-sponsored race has brought excitement and new sense of fun to running in the provincial capital and judging by...

Bach meets Putin at World Cup Final and claims Russian sport should be brought back into fold

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the success of the FIFA World Cup and claimed it was time to bring "Russian sport fully back into the international sports community" following the Sochi 2014 doping scandal. Bach met with Putin for the first time since the allegations of institutional doping...

Justyn Knight to race 2018 NACAC 5,000-metre championships

© Copyright - 2018 - Athletics Illustrated Vaughan, ON native Justyn Knight, fresh off of a stellar NCAA division 1 career with the University of Syracuse as well as a national 5,000-metre championships silver medal performance, will be taking in the 2018 NACAC championships 5,000-metre event in Toronto on August 11. Knight medalled at least three times during the NCAA championships...

Trinity Western University parts ways with Coach Rob Pike

© Copyright - 2018 - Athletics Illustrated Trinity Western University did this week, what they needed to do to move forward with a cross-country and track and field team (and environment) that would be productive, motivating and allow the athletes and coaching staff to collectively put the right foot forward towards renewing their winning ways. The school informed the athletes...

Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series announces Medellin as new venue for international tour

The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® today announced the addition of a new venue to its international tour in Medellín, Colombia. Taking place on March 10, 2019, the race will be the first musically themed running event to take place in Colombia on with half marathon, 10K and 5K distances. This event is perfect for local runners and those from nearby...

Add Ben Flanagan’s name to the top of Canada’s distance talent

© Copyright - 2018 - Athletics Illustrated Currently, Canada is rich with middle and long distance running talent. You can now add Ben Flanagan's name to the mix. The prospects for international-level competitiveness for Canadian men appears to be as strong as it ever has from the 1500-metres to the 10,000-metre distances, and the future prospects for the marathon also look very...

Podcast: Episode four – Dave Proctor’s cross-Canada record attempt – Outrun Rare

The podcast talks about Dave Proctor's, cross-Canada record attempt (running). He is looking to go 66 days, the current record is held by Al Howie, which is 72 days. Proctor also looks to raise one million dollars for the Rare Disease Foundation.

Dave Proctor ahead of schedule on his record-breaking attempt across Canada

© Copyright - 2018 - Athletics Illustrated Dave Proctor of Okotoks, Alberta continues on his quest to run across Canada in record time and raise one million dollars for the Rare Disease Foundation. His cross-Canada trek is dubbed, Outrun Rare. Wednesday, July 4, on his eighth day of running, he made it to Golden, BC near the Alberta border with a...

Emelie Forsberg to attempt an FKT in the Kungsleden trail in the Swedish Lapland

Laura Font - Lymbus.com Emelie Forsberg will start on the midnight of July 3rd  a personal project to try to set up a new Fastest Known Time in the Kungsleden trail, in the Swedish Lapland. Emelie Forsberg is a world class recognized trail runner who has won some of the most iconic races around the world and she has been World Champion...