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Six Canadian record-holders to race Payton Jordan

Canadian record-holders and world record-holders to line up Thursday night at Payton Jordan

Thursday evening is Payton Jordan, one of the biggest early-season track meets in North America. The event takes place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and is going to host some big Canadian names.

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On the women’s side, Jess O’Connell, Rachel Cliff, Natasha Wodak and Jenna Westaway are all competing. Each woman holds a Canadian record and is looking to compete against some of the best in the business. Here’s a rundown of the Canadian women competing Thursday evening.

800m: Westaway, Laurence Cote, Adrea Propp, Lucia Stafford, Elizabeth Whelan, Ashley Taylor, Madeleine Kelly

1,500m: Mariah Kelly, Sarah MacPherson, Erin Teschuk

5,000m: Erica Digby, O’Connell

10,000m: Cliff, Wodak

3,000m steeplechase: Kate Ayers, Charlotte Prouse

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On the men’s side, Canadian 5,000m and 10,000m record-holder Moh Ahmed is going to toe the line alongside steeplechase record-holder Matt Hughes and Olympian Anthony Romaniw. Below is the complete list of Canadian men competing.

800m: Corey Bellemore, Romaniw

1,500m: Ahmed, Ben DeVito, Craig Klomp, Hughes, Adam Palamar

5,000m: Ben Flanagan, Justyn Knight, Kieran Lumb

10,000m: Mike Tate, Ben Flanagan, Rory Linkletter

3,000m steeplechase: Jean-Simon Desgagnes, John Gay

On top of the killer Canadian lineup, the meet is hosting multiple American record-holder Jenny Simpson and world indoor mile record holder Yomif Kejelcha.

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Flotrack is streaming the event live. Results and full schedule can be found here.