The Harry Jerome International Track Classic took place in Vancouver on Wednesday attracting some of Canada’s top talent ahead of nationals.
Among the list of favourite track athletes were sprint sensation Andre De Grasse, decathlete Damian Warner, 800m runner Melissa Bishop and everyone’s favourite race walker Evan Dunfee.
The highly-popular track meet brings the best of the best and is named after Harry Jerome– a Canadian icon who won bronze at the 1964 Olympics. One of the best plot lines of yesterday’s meet was when De Grasse won yet another 100m race. Just a mere seconds after crossing the finish line, a crowd of star-struck fans rushed to him creating a mob scenario. It was also the sprinter’s first time racing in Canada this year.
This meet happened in the lead-up to nationals. Excited to see your favourite Olympians go head-to-head on the track? Ottawa will be hosting the national championships starting on July 3. Following that, the IAAF World Championships take place in early-to-mid August.
In case you missed yesterday’s meet, scroll through the gallery below to catch a bit of the action.
Photos by Brian Cliff.