Tyler Dozzi won the Athletics Canada Cross-Country Championships on Saturday and shook the hand of every competitor in the race. Dozzi cross the line and waited at the finish for all of his cross-country compatriots to finish before he exited the finish corral.
Dozzi followed in the footsteps of his UBC teammate Keiran Lumb, who stuck around the finish line chute to congratulate every runner who came through after him in 2017.
Dozzi had a great track season this summer, representing Canada at the World Junior Championships in Finland in the men’s 5,000m competition where he finished 19th in a time of 15:31.19.
Dozzi knew he was an underdog coming into Saturday’s championships. “I had a rough day at U Sports, but everyone has a rough days. I knew people had kind of forgotten about me coming into this weekend but it feels good to be an underdog.”
The U20 champion also mentioned that next week he’s heading to Boston, hoping to break Ehab El-Sandali’s indoor 5,000m record of 14:18.97.
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