In the week leading up to the NACAC Track and Field in the 6ix Championships, Canadian Running caught up with Justyn Knight at the newly resurfaced Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
Knight will be competing in the 5,000m on Saturday evening at 6:05 p.m. in Toronto. He’s seeded second in the event behind American distance runner Riley Masters.
Knight capped off a stellar collegiate career at Syracuse University this spring, finishing second in the NCAA 5,000m final just behind Stanford’s Sean McGorty.
In his time at Syracuse, Knight racked up eight All-American honours in track and field alone. Knight ran cross-country for the school as well where he won the NCAA Championships in November of 2017. He was the school’s first-ever NCAA individual cross-country champion.
After finishing collegiate running, Knight remained very quiet about where, and with whom, he would launch his professional running career. Knight choose the newly formed Reebok Track Club and head coach Chris Fox. Fox was Knight’s coach throughout university and the two seem to have developed a strong relationship.
Knight is a young Canadian runner to watch. His deal with the Reebok Track Club is the start of something new for Knight, Fox and the running scene.
You can catch Knight this weekend at the NACAC Track and Field in the 6ix Championships.