The Shakeout Podcast: A Canadian running decade in evaluate!
In our ultimate episode of the decade we glance again on one of the crucial maximum memorable moments in Canadian running from the final 10 years. From nationwide data to Olympic medals, age-defying performances to gritty comebacks, we recap each and every thrilling stride!
On the roads, Lanni Marchant, Krista Duchene, Cam Levins and Rachel Cliff each and every raised the bar for elite Canadian marathoning. And Canadian masters together with Catherine Watkins, Lyndsay Tessier and Ed Whitlock redefined age norms.
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Andre De Grasse, Melissa Bishop, Gabriela Debues-Stafford and Mohammed Ahmed broke data and took names at the monitor. From the Olympics to the World Championships, Pan Am to Commonwealth Games, our monitor stars repped the maple leaf with velocity and satisfaction.
Our global dominance doesn’t prevent with the roads and monitor. On the cross-country path Sheila Reid put canucks at the NCAA map through profitable the collegiate identify in back-to-back years. No stranger to grittiness and power herself, Gen Lalonde was once the highest North American on the 2019 World XC Championships.
On the paths, Gary Robbins got here nearer than any Canadian earlier than or since to finishing the notorious Barkley Marathons. In 2018 he was once the second-last last competitor on track, in a yr and not using a unmarried finisher. Keep a watch on Gary in 2020, as rumours counsel he’ll be making an attempt a redo.
Finally, what would a Canadian running round-up be with out acknowledging our TWO global record-holders in the Beer Mile!? Lewis Kent graced the degree of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015 after running the quickest time in the sector. The following yr Corey Bellemore stole the list from his countryman, running four:33.