The European racing circuit is where most elite track and field athletes head in late July and early August to chase fast times and quality fields. While travelling to Europe to race sounds glamorous, it’s not exactly a vacation.
Heading across the pond to run is exciting, exhausting and unpredictable. Below is a video shot and produced by David Findlay and Charles Philibert-Thiboutot. The movie follows Philibert-Thiboutot through 72 hours in Europe, and shows how exciting and frustrating racing the circuit can be. The runner is a three-time Canadian 1,500m champion and a 2016 Olympian in the event.
The footage was shot in Quebec, France, England and Belgium. The races portrayed are Heusden and Ninove. In Heusden he ran a season’s best of 3:37.20.