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Sasha Gollish on her win in Montreal

The talented middle-distance runner on her win in Montreal and what she has planned for this summer

Sasha Gollish

Sasha Gollish has pretty impressive range. This past winter Gollish ran the 4x800m, 1,500m and 3,000m at the USports Championships and followed that up with a 30th place finish at the World Half Marathon Championships. Sasha Gollish had an impressive win at the Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal this past weekend, finishing in 1:16:13, just ahead of Montreal’s Anne-Marie Comeau. Gollish said that the plan was to average 3:40/km average and treat the race as a strong training effort. She managed to run 3:35/km average to pull off the win.


It was a sunny day in Montreal, and Gollish had great things to say about the race. “The course loops so it’s very spectator friendly, also, being on the Formula 1 track is so cool.” The event does a lap around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as well as the Biodome and the Olympic Basin, the site of some of events of the 1976 Games. Gollish added that it was great to finally be able to run in shorts.


Looking forward to her season, Gollish wants to get in some consistent training over the next four weeks, then potentially run the 5,000m at the Occidental College Middle Distance Classic in California. The goal of her season is to move up in distance, so she plans on running the Canadian Half-Marathon Championships in Calgary on May 27. After that, she will try her hand at the 10,000m National Championships which happen June 13 at the Guelph Inferno. The Inferno is part of the National Track League, which is the most competitive Canadian track series, bringing in top runners from multiple countries to compete in Canada against Canadians.

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