Two weeks ago the Canadian Track and Field Championships took place in Montréal, Que. This was billed as one of the most thrilling Championships in recent history, and it did not disappoint. There were several breathtaking moments, not the least of which was the final of the women’s 800m.

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Maddy Kelly after winning the 2019 800m national championship. Photo: Athletics Canada

Four-time reigning champion and Canadian record-holder Melissa Bishop-Nriagu and west-coast standout Lindsay Butterworth came in as heavy favourites. But it was Canadian Running staff writer Madeleine Kelly who used a late surge to muscle her way to her first ever national victory.

Today on The Rundown, newly crowned Canadian 800m champ Maddy Kelly and I bring you all the drama and results from the Canadian Track and Field Championships. We also share our inspiring conversation immediately following Maddy’s stellar performance.

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Aaron Brown in the 200m at NACAC 2018. Photo: Canadian Running

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