Canadian record holders, national champions and international studs set to race Harry Jerome

Everything you need to know about the Harry Jerome Classic

June 17th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

Thursday evening is the Harry Jerome Classic in Burnaby, B.C. and the start lists are fantastic. Harry Jerome is arguably Canada’s post prestigious track meet which attracts Canadian greats and international talent.

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Headlining the event we’ve got 2018 Canadian 100m and 200m champion Aaron Brown, Canadian marathon record holder Rachel Cliff, Canadian 10,000m record holder Natasha Wodak and 2018 800m national champion Lindsey Butterworth.

Men’s 100m

The men’s 100m is a show down between Jerome Blake and Aaron Brown. Brown has been on a tear recently, running consistently well in the Diamond League and coming into the meet with a season’s best of 10.36, just behind Blake’s 10.20.

Women’s 800m

In the women’s 800m, Jessica Smith is leading the way for the northern contingent with Hannah Green of Oregon Track Club close behind her representing the USA. Another notable entry is 2018 national 800m champion Lindsey Butterworth.

Women’s 1,500m

There are a few big international names in the women’s 15 including Stephanie Garcia and Shannon Osika. This race also features some talented Canadians who are racing under distance like Rachel Cliff, Jessica O’Connell and Natasha Wodak.

Men’s 3,000m

The men’s 3,000m is an enormous field with 24 entries plus a pacer. Olympian Luc Bruchet has the fastest incoming seed time but he’s closely followed by Americans Fred Huxham and Reid Buchanan.

Full start lists

For complete start lists see here.

Harry Jerome Statue

Schedule

The event begins at 6:05 p.m. PT with the national women’s 1,500m and ends at 9:00 p.m. with the men’s 100m. The full schedule can be found here.

Live steam

There is a live stream available through Runnerspace with a subscription. The feed can also be found on trackie.ca. Tickets are also required for the event, those can be purchased on cite at Swangard Stadium or online.