From Athletics Canada
With 5,000 participants lacing up for the Athletics Canada 10K Championships as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon this Sunday, the country’s top distance runners have descended on Toronto to compete for the Canadian title.
Will Natasha Wodak take 15 seconds of her personal best to claim the national 10K record, held by her own coach, Lynn Kanuka-Williams? Will Tokyo Olympians Ben Preisner or Luc Bruchet add a national title to their stellar season? Will Josh Cassidy take the win in the wheelchair race? Check out the entire field and follow your favourites.
You don’t have to miss a minute of the action. Stream the race live (and free!) on AthleticsCanada.TV, starting at 7 a.m., with the women’s elite race starting at 8 a.m. and the elite men taking off at 8:13 a.m.
Canadians fared well at Boston and Chicago marathons
Cooler weather means one thing: road racing season! Canadian racers hit the streets of Boston and Chicago to race two prestigious marathons last weekend, scoring some great results.
Kate Bazeley made her World Marathon Major debut last Sunday in Chicago, finishing 16th in a time of 2:36:41 – 11 seconds short of her personal-best time.
Josh Cassidy was 5th in the men’s wheelchair race in Boston, clocking in with a time of 1:28.56. The top Canadian in the elite men’s race was Thomas Toth who finished 24th (2:21:01).