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Athletics Canada selects eight athletes to represent Canada at 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Posted 2 weeks ago

Athletics Canada named eight athletes today, four men and four women, to represent Canada at the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. The biyearly event will take place on March 24 in Valencia, Spain, known around the world as the City of Running.

Team Canada - 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 

Men

First name

Last name

Hometown

Club

Coach

Evan

Esselink

Guelph, Ont.

Speed River

Dave Scott-Thomas

Sami

Jibril

Toronto

Newmarket Huskies

Derek Hackshaw

Cameron

Levins

Comox, B.C.

Unattached BC

Eric Houle

Geoffry

Martinson

Oliver, B.C

Prairie Inn Harriers

Richard Lee

Women

Victoria

Coates

Hamilton, Ont.

Dundas Valley Track Club

Patrick MacKinnon

Sasha

Gollish

Toronto

University of Toronto Track Club

Ross Ristuccia

Kinsey

Middleton

Guelph, Ont.

Unattached BC

Travis Floeck

Emily

Setlack

Kingston, Ont.

Run Lab

Pat McDermott

Staff

First name

Last name

Hometown

Club

Role

Bruce

Deacon

Victoria

Prairie Inn Harriers

Head coach

John

Lofranco

Montreal

Athletisme Ville-Marie

Team manager

Kimen

Petersen

Vancouver

 

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  • anonymous Anonymous
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    Andrew Jones said 2 weeks ago

    Congrats to all qualifiers and coaches!

    Have a great trip and great race in Spain.

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    Anonymous said 2 weeks ago

    Does anyone know if Sasha Gollish is back with Ross/UTTC?

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    Morgantown said 2 weeks ago

    What about my guy Blair though....

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  • cowardnessthyname User since:
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    Cowardnessthyname said 1 week ago

    Any particular reason we aren't sending the maximum team size i.e. five men and women? I didn't realize teams weren't limited to 4 entries, then saw the US squad: http://www.usatf.org/News/USATF-announces-roster-for-IAAF-World-Half-and-NAC.aspx

    The results for 2016 show many squads also took the full five. I can understand if we didn't have enough athletes that met the qualification standard, but that was hardly a problem this year.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Top 3 score, #4 is an alternate

    Props to AC for sending largest team to date.

    USA sends 5 because they have more depth.

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    SteveWeiler said 1 week ago

    I'm not sure why AC restricted the team size, but will mention the team of 4+4 is what was listed in the selection criteria and so that's what we were expecting. I believe the progression of athletes AC entered in World Half has been 0, 1 (Watson, DNS), 6, and 8 for the four most recent editions, so we are at least moving in the right direction.
    Perhaps Lofranco will chime in as to whether the team size is dependent upon funding from domestic events such as Toronto and Ottawa marathons.

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    KinRunner said 1 week ago

    Quoting: SteveWeiler
    "I'm not sure why AC restricted the team size, but will mention the team of 4+4 is what was listed in the selection criteria and so that's what we were expecting. I believe the progression of athletes AC entered in World Half has been 0, 1 (Watson, DNS), 6, and 8 for the four most recent editions, so we are at least moving in the right direction.
    Perhaps Lofranco will chime in as to whether the team size is dependent upon funding from domestic events such as Toronto and Ottawa marathons."



    Steve, I believe it is due to the funding arrangement for this team! Waterfront, Ottawa and Calgary marathon crew are the ones helping fund this team. I would imagine that would have a lot to do with it as well!

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