Canada has a rich history of producing stellar athletes. This week on The Rundown we discuss who constitutes the greatest Canadian mid-distance runner in modern history.
1. Kevin Sullivan: with 3 Olympic appearances, 22 World Championship teams, and 2 Canadian records still on the books after 20 years, Sully has long been known as one of Canada’s greatest all-time runners.
2. Melissa Bishop-Nriagu: Canada’s 800m queen is a World Champs medalist and Canadian record holder, and narrowly missed the 2016 Olympic podium.
3. Mohammed Ahmed: The Canadian 5,000m and 10,000m record-holder captured our hearts with his bronze medal performance at the 2019 World Championships.
4. Gabriela DeBues-Stafford: After setting 8 Canadian records in one calendar year, this athlete more than earned her nickname, “like a G.”
We analyze these runners’ stats across a number of categories, including their high school and collegiate careers, Canadian and international performances, national records, and all-time world rankings. Take a listen and let us know if you think we got it right!
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