Olympic marathon and race walk events moved to Sapporo for 2020

October 16th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The 1972 Winter Olympics site is expected to be five to six degrees cooler than Tokyo in late July, and significantly less humid


Athletics Canada selects 2019 World Championship team

August 30th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

49 athletes named to team Canada for the upcoming Doha World Championships


The Shakeout Podcast: Remembering Canadian running icon Silvia Ruegger

August 23rd, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Today the Canadian running community lost a formidable member. Silvia Ruegger was the first woman to represent Canada in the marathon at the Olympics in 1984.  She held the national record at that distance […]


Silvia Ruegger dies at age 58

August 23rd, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The Canadian running pioneer died Friday morning of cancer


Larner tests heat and humidity on Tokyo Olympic marathon course one year out

August 5th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Brett Larner of Japan Running News has been out running the Olympic marathon course in Tokyo at 6 am to find out exactly how hot and humid it’s likely to be one year from now


2020 Olympic marathon to start at 6:00 a.m.

April 18th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The early-morning start is an attempt to mitigate as much as possible the effects of heat and humidity in August in Tokyo


Jemima Sumgong’s doping ban doubled to eight years

January 27th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The only Kenyan woman ever to win an Olympic marathon is now banned from competition for a further four years


Two-time Olympic medallist Galen Rupp to run 2017 Boston Marathon

December 21st, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in 2017 Boston Marathon | No Comments »

Olympic marathon bronze medallist Galen Rupp will run the 2017 Boston Marathon on April 17, his third attempt at the storied distance. (Photo: @TaFphoto.)


Runner from Jordan finishes last in Olympic marathon but was all smiles

August 23rd, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Jordan’s Methkal Abu Drais was the final runner across the line in the men’s marathon at the Olympics and handled his finish with grace.


A look at the numbers: Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet in the Olympic marathon

August 22nd, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Rio 2016, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Canadians Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet had great runs in the men’s marathon at the Rio Olympics. Here are the numbers behind their races.


Olympic marathon silver medallist: “If I go back to Ethiopia, they will kill me”

August 21st, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Feyisa Lilesa, the Olympic silver medallist in the men’s marathon, crossed the finish line with his arms crossed above his head in protest.


Men’s marathon, featuring Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis, to cap off 2016 Olympics

August 21st, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Rio 2016 | No Comments »

Canadians Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis are among the 155 athletes set to run the men’s marathon to close out the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.