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Sprint Training


Canadian record holder Atlee Mahorn begins a series of articles

Edrick Floreal


an interview by Andrew Maloney

World Junior Rankings


Usain Bolt under the microscope 25 by Paul Gains

Varsity Stadium brings Toronto back to the fold 29 by Sasha Nagy

Inside Track by Cecil Smith

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Laurier Primeau on the Move Once again the British have crossed the pond to seek out administrative talent from Canada. This time it is 37year-old Laurier Primeau of BC who is being poached away. He has been named Scotland’s Head Coach to be based in Scotland. Primeau was recently introduced to 400 coaches at a gathering in Glasgow for the International Festival of Athletics Coaching. Scotland has a great tradition in producing world-class athletes and coaches. Alan Wells the 1980 100m gold medalist, Liz McColgan, Olympic 10,000m silver medalist. Probably one of the world’s foremost authorities in athletics is Scot. Frank Dick. All the very best to Primeau.

facilitator. He is a recent graduate of the University Lethbridge (BA and Science Kinesiology and Psychology). Of his new job venture, Steacy said, “It’s a tremendous opportunity for me to get started in the work world. I have been an athlete for years, now to have a job working in sport is a dream come true.” The ASDC was developed by the Alberta Sport and Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation to assist emerging athletes and coaches tounderstand - among other things, bio–chemical analysis programs. "In the past," Steacy said, “it was my parents, coaches and myself who had to seek out this sort of stuff. I am honoured to be part of that system.” Steacy will be working with Southwest ED Travis Grindle. Go to for more information.

Usain Bolt Olympic Bids You cannot win them all Usain! In a survey put out by AskMen, more than half a million votes were cast to determine who the top 49 most influential men of 2009 were. Bolt was second, President Obama was third while the winner was Don Draper, a fictional character acted by Jon Hamm, in the television series “Mad Men.” Jim Steacy Canadian hammer record holder, Jim Steacy, is putting his education up front. He was recently hired by the Alberta Sports Development Centre Southwest (ASDCS) as the program 4


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The Athletics Canada/IAAF Selection Standards Montreal won the Women Event Men COA rights to 11.94 100m 10.64 apply for 24.54 200m 21.54 the 1976 55.24 400m 47.94 Games as 02:09.00 800m 1:51.00 Canada’s 04:28.00 1500m 3:48.00 host city. 09:35.00 3000m – The rum16:30.00 5000m 14:15.00 (or 8:15.00) ble seems 10000m 31:00.00 to be that 14.14 100mH – Toronto 110mH 14.64 (1.067m) or 14.24 (0.99m) will throw 60.64 400mH 53.34 its hat 11:00.00 3000m SC 9:10.00 into the 50:55 10k Walk 44:05.00 ring for 1.80m High Jump 2.14m the 2020 3.95m Pole Vault 5.05m or 2024 6.10m Long Jump 7.50m Olympic 12.90m Triple Jump 15.60m Games. 14.60m Shot 18.00m (6k) or 16.30 (7.26k) Even this 47.50m Discus 54.00m (1.75k) or 50.50 (2k) is not cast 55.00m Hammer 66.00m (6k) or 60.00 (7.26k) in stone 49.50m Javelin 66.50m because 5150 Heptathlon – another Decathlon 6875 (1.067mHdl/7.26k SP/2kDT Canadian 7050 (1.067mHdl/6kSP/1.75kDT city may 7090 (0.99mHdl/6KSP/1.75kDT decide to bid, which Winning Time: 2:31:38 (Gary Muhrcke) could ignite an internal battle. Entry Fee: $1 The truth of the matter in all of this is, voting at the IOC level is simply political and complicated. Just ask Chicago! They went to Copenhagen thinking they were going to be anointed; instead it was penthouse to outhouse in the very first ballot. They were 4th out of four, and had to watch as Rio de Janeiro claimed the big prize. Many in the crowd were seen to be crying, others were clearly aghast presumably they were from the American delegation. This is the reaction when you think you have it in the bag. After all, hadn’t they been told they were the favorites! 1970 New York City Marathon There is hope for other marathons yet. Take a nostalgic look at these figures from the 1970 NYC Marathon: Entrants: 127 Finishers: 55



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Loops of Central Park to complete the 26.2 mile: 4+ Women finishers: 0. The sole woman entered dropped out because of illness. Event Budget: $1000 Athletics Canada’s 2010 World Juniors Selection Criteria, Moncton NBb Selection Criteria as set for the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships July 19-25, 2010. Qualifying period is July 01, 2009 to July 04, 2010 with the final component of the selection criteria, the Trials in Moncton July 2-4, 2010. Go to Athletics Canada Website for more details. Team Goal: To exceed Canada’s best ever performances at the IAAF World Junior Championships for medals (3 in 1992), top 8 (7 in 1994), to achieve seasonal bests onsite in Moncton, and to place all 4 relays in the final.

Sprint training my way by Atlee Mahorn


sound like to schoolboys in Kenya for example. I bet it would go something like do you want to race me to the next village or to school? I venture to say it will be considerably farther than 100 meters. The motivation to write these series of articles on speed training came out of frustration. I feel the sprints have been hijacked by coaches that look for shortcuts to develop their athletes. Here’s what I mean. The 100 meter is usually won between 50m and 80m. I called this the “dirty 30.” This is where it’s apt to use the term speed endurance. The Athletics

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person that decelerates the least usually wins. I consider myself an expert in sprint endurance training because I have been there. Here’s a sample of my body of work. I ran 6.4s for 60 meter, 19.8s for 200m, 9.9s for 100 meters and 45.5s for 400m (with 43s 4 x 400m splits sprinkled in there). I also had two memorable anchor runs on the 4x100 meter relay. The first came after the ’84 Games in Los Angeles. Carl Lewis, fresh from his 4 gold medal haul had to draw on every reserve and the spirit of Jessie Owens to catch me on the last 7

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ith apologies to the present crop of sprinters, the honor as world fastest sprinter belongs and will always remain with Jamaican Herb McKinley. His exploits at the Olympics are the stuff of legends. Frankly, you’re not worth your salt if you can’t cover all 3 sprint races i.e. the 100, 200, 400 meters. Sprinting is about endurance not about specialization. Recently, I had a brief but illuminating conversation with someone who shall remain nameless for the purpose of this article regarding the notion that everyone wants to run the 100m. I asked him what does the conversation

leg in Cologne, after Desai Williams and I botched the exchange. Running from a dead stop with a 2 meter lead I came within inches of pulling off the upset. Lewis managed to catch me at the tape. The other was my last run at an international meet. It came in my 9th race of the ’93 World Championships in Stuttgart. I’d held off Britain’s Christie in the semis so much so that Colin Jackson was summoned back from London to run the 4x100 meter final. Fatigue and in hindsight poor race tactic saw Christie run by me with 30 meters to go. I re-accelerated and went after him but to no avail. I have always wanted to see my split on that leg. It goes without saying that I apologize to those men who I failed. Clearly they took offense and by 1995, I was home watching their exploits on television. The rest is history as they say. The point I am trying to make here is that I can write about the sprints because I have street credibility. Notice that earlier I placed the 200m after the 60m. That’s deliberate. The 200 meter is the true test

of a sprinter. It’s the ability to maintain your speed which is the key and would make Herb proud. I was also a former Division I coach that coaches conference champions and men who now play their trades in the NFL. I also coached a 400m hurdler to a 7th place finish at the 2004 US Olympic Trials and a 54.94 clocking to quality for the Athens Games. When considering the fact that we started to work together in January o 2004 and she was a full-time nurse. I’ll take all that credit. With that as a background let me outline my system for developing speed and speed endurance. One needs about 16 weeks of training to be ready to compete. A good training program must have the following: resistance and assistance training, eccentric/concentric weight lifting and careful monitoring of the volume and intensity of the work loads which is aided by what some have called periodization. That’s it. No degrees in exercise physiology and biomechanics required. I will assume an October 1st start to the fall training period. For simplicity sake we’ll assume 4-week training cycles. Let’s take a look at the running piece first. Preparation for Speed and Power training starts with a proper warm up and include 1) raising of body temperature 2) joint mobility 3) range of motion exercises 4) speed of movement (mobility



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drills) 5) Motor learning and 6) Speed of Action. I like to break the distances into Intensive Sprints (<80 meters) and Expensive sprints (80<200 and <200 meters) and controlling for recovery, volume and intensity. Cycle one the focus is on accumulation and general growth lasting about 6 weeks. The first 2 weeks is for general conditioning, mobility, motor learning, medicine ball throws, weight circuits, hurdle drills. Moderate volume and moderate with restricted recovery. Here’s a sample weekly schedule for Cycle 1 1) Monday-Aerobic Endurance 2) Tuesday-Motor Learning (anerobic/alactate) and weight circuits 3) Wednesday-Form Training (Anaerobic lactate Power) 4) Thursday-Motor Learning, weight circuits 5) Friday-Aerobic Endurance 6) Motor Learning, hurdle drills Sample Weight circuits Emphasis on (circuits, body resistance, moderate intensity, high volume, restricted recovery) 1) Step ups w/o dumbbells 2) Incline or bench press w/ dumbbell 3) Calf raises 4) Pull ups 5) Lunges w/or w/o dumbbells 6) Dips 7) Ham curls 8) Push ups and abs 9) Squats, preferably leg press on machine 10) Lat pulls Care should be taken that resistance at this early stage is less than 80% of maximum effort. Athletes should always use single arms and legs where possible. The most important element throughout training and competing is to develop the ability to lift eccentrically and concentrically.

Edrick Floreal by Andrew Maloney Edrick Floreal was born in 1966 in Port au Prince, Haiti and immigrated to Montreal at five years of age. A basketball player for most of his youth, Floreal was discovered by Daniel St.-Hilaire and Michel Boutet and quickly developed into one of the best jumpers in Canadian history. Starting in 1986, Floreal excelled at the University of Arkansas where he won five individual NCAA triple jump titles and helped lead the Hogs to four NCAA team championships. A twotime Canadian Olympian in 1988 and 1992, Floreal has spent the past eleven years coaching at Stanford University and the past four as the Director of the Track and Field program where he has coached athletes to 97 All-American certificates and as recently as 2007 guided Erica McClain to the NCAA triple jump title. You grew up primarily in Montreal. What was the transition like going from a cold French-speaking part of Quebec to a southern town such as Fayetteville, Arkansas and what enticed you to attend school and train there? I wanted to go to school and be an athlete and that’s all I was really focused on so I never got involved in the knicks and the knacks of (Fayetteville) when I was there. It was (1992 Olympic gold medalist) Mike Conley who convinced me to go to Arkansas in the first place. Dick Booth was the jumps coach and wrote the workouts but Mike was my contact. If I was ever at a meet and Mike showed up he would make adjustments and most of the time I would train with him. You had some of the best jumpers in the country in one place so it was a good

environment. Which coaches were the biggest influence in shaping who you were as an athlete and then in shaping who you are as a coach? Ted King was the jumps coach at Arkansas when I first arrived there and I spent a year under Gary Pepin at Nebraska. I would have to say Daniel St. Hilare was the one who discovered me. It wasn’t as if I grew up wanting to triple jump. I was a basketball player and he had me come out and try it and Michel Boutet really helped develop me during that time.

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You won five NCAA titles in the triple jump and helped lead Arkansas to four NCAA team titles. What was it about the environment at Arkansas during that period that allowed so many great jumpers and distance runners over the years to consistently rise to the occasion? I think we had great leadership with John McDonnell. He built the team from scratch and once you get a bunch of talented guys that believe in the concept and direction of his program as Athletics

much as we did, the rest of it happened by itself. It wasn’t about being on scholarship or trying to earn a professional contract, we just wanted to win and we would do whatever it took to win. I had no problem doing four or five events at a championship meet if that’s

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what it took to get the team to win. We pushed each other to greater heights and there was a huge amount of pride. John was the catalyst for that and we firmly believed that we were better and we should win because we were Arkansas. In a short period of time you 9

went from working under a legendary coach such as Vin Lananna at Stanford to becoming the Director of the Track and Field program yourself and leading some renowned coaches such as Peter Tegen, Robert Weir and now a rising young distance coach such as Jason Dunn. How has that transition been for you? You know when you are building a staff you need to find people that will believe in your philosophy but also think differently. (Peter) Tegen was one of the most innovative coaches ever and he thought at a different level and taught me how much you can learn from your assistants. Tegen was one of the first to really study altitude training and apply it. Robert (Weir) has the ability to watch an athlete throw and look at them and makes the corrections that allowed them all to improve. Robert was one of the best at looking and deciphering an athlete. (Jason) Dunn is a great young mind when it comes to coaching. Toby Stevenson is one of the coaches and believes in the same things that I believe in but looks at things differently. I was fortunate enough to be around people who thought differently and took something from each of them. As a coach if you cannot grow and learn from people you are stuck. My philosophy and coaching ability grows each year. When you look at Stanford and the athletes at this university, you are working with the cream of the crop. Coaches too often let their ego get in the way and don’t look at the big picture but sometimes you have to keep your ego out of it. There has been a period stagnation in the jumping events in this country over the past twenty years. Where are Canadian athletes falling short today? I think it’s a combination of things. I think some of the best jumpers are playing other sports. I never wanted to triple jump. I was a basketball player who was discovered by Daniel St.-Hillaire. 10

Sometimes discovering the athlete and getting them doing the right sport or event is the most important part of it. I don’t think it is just technique. At the same time there is a stagnation. If you have the same coaches coaching the national team doing the same thing from when I was eighteen, things won’t change much. You need new blood. The things we did 10-20 years ago you can’t do anymore and you have to change and have forward thinking from a new perspective. It’s no different from what we do at Stanford when we recruit. You look at some kids and ask yourself how much better can they get? If a university of only 6500 students can produce more Olympic medals than many countries, why can’t Canada? People often talk about the problems facing Canadian athletics without ever getting very specific about the solutions. If you were hired by the national sporting body in Canada today what is one thing you would implement? Athletics like anything else you have to start at the grassroots. You don’t fix upper levels by neglecting the lower levels. The United States works because it has a bottom, grassroots structure with the AAU and Junior Olympics. You have 13 year olds running 23 seconds for 200m when we might not have five Canadians doing that period. There is a bundle of up and coming talent down here. We have to stop going for medals in the short term and develop the system with different tiers of athletes. You build a great Olympic team not with your current stars because they will probably be gone in a year, but with your nine and ten year olds. The Nike box with a portable track setup for kids is a perfect example of how they think compared to how we think. We should not be worried about winning medals in 2012, but setting ourselves up for success in 2016 and 2020. We have to Athletics

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build a tree from the roots up to the top leaf and that takes time. It would help if we would stop charging athletes money to compete at the Youth and Junior World Championships. You have to pay for national teams in Canada which is ridiculous when they should be showering them with gifts. If you have a great potential jumper, why would they choose to jump over playing basketball when they have to pay to make a national team? If we garner their interest and get them excited and spend money to develop tiers of athletes, eventually you see these kids develop through the system and there is a constant rejuvenation of talent through the system. What is your vision for Stanford athletics over the next decade and how do you plan to get there? Stanford is unique in that it is a smaller, private school where both the academics and athletics are at the top. Nobody else has been able to marry the both of them. The vision is we are looking at different university with really smart kids who are really talented. My goal is for us to be viewed as your regular state school in athletics and we are having so much success that as an elite level university our student athletes feel they can go to any level academically. We have some kids pursuing their careers as professional basketball or football players and many others going on to medical school. I want to give our kids the sense they can pursue one or the other. We have been known at Stanford as a mid-distance and distance program and my goal is to be a more well-balanced team while maintaining our strength in those areas. I want a thrower to feel as important as a distance athlete and a sprinter as important as a jumper. We have thirty-five new incoming athletes this fall from a wide variety of event areas so I think we are getting there.

WORLD JUNIOR LISTS 2009 If a Canadian is not ranked, then the best Canadian performance is shown in 11th place. Compiled by Milan Skocovsky


100 Metres 10.03 +0.7 1 Marcus Rowland USA Port of Spain 3107 10.04 +1.7 1h4 DeAngelo Cherry USA Fayetteville 1006 10.04 +0.2 1 Christophe Lemaitre FRA Novi Sad 2407 10.08 +1.3 1 Ramil Guliyev AZE Istanbul 1306 10.27 +1.8 2h3 Tyler Alexander USA Hutchinson 2205 10.30 +1.7 1 Randall Carroll USA Gardena 0705 10.30 +1.3 2h4 Jeffery Demps USA Gainesville 1605 10.30 1 Rachmil van Lamoen AHO Curacao 1906 10.30 +0.7 3 Diego Farias Cavalcanti BRA Port of Spain 3007 10.31 +0.8 3 Roberto Skyers CUB La Habana 1303 10.31 0.0 1 Kenneth Gilstrap USA De Kalb 3003 10.31 +0.1 1 Dexter Lee JAM Kingston 0304 CANADA 10.46 +0.7 1Q4 Aaron Brown 200 Metres 20.04 +0.1 1 Ramil Guliyev AZE Beograd 1007 20.24 +1.4 1h5 Roberto Skyers CUB La Habana 1403 20.40 +1.4 1 Nickel Ashmeade JAM Port of Spain 0108 20.41 +1.0 1 Robert Hering GER Ulm 0507 20.49 +0.4 2 Marcus Rowland USA Louisville 3005 20.54 +1.2 1h1 Rakieem Salaam USA Norman 2905 20.56 -1.4 2h2 Ramone McKenzie JAM Kingston 2806 20.68 +0.2 1 Suphachai Chimdee THA Kanchanburi 1803 20.69 +1.9 2r1 Christophe Lemaitre FRA Geneve 0606 20.75 +1.6 1s2 Shekeim Greaves BAR Vieux Fort 1204

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800 Metres 1:46.08 1r1 Ali Saad Al-Daran KSA Indianapolis 1706 1:46.63 4 Geoffrey Kibet KEN Torino 0406 1:46.68 3 Raidel Acea CUB La Habana 3005 1:47.1 A 1 Hilary Kipkoech Tuwei KEN Eldoret 1306 1:47.38 5r2 Ryan Gregson AUS Rieti 0609 1:47.4 A 1 Nicholas Kiplangat KEN Nairobi 1606 1:47.50 1r2 David Bustos ESP Sevilla 0306 1:47.51 3 Garvin Nero TRI La Habana 0507 1.47.88 4h1 Lance Roller USA Fayetteville 1006 1:47.94 2r2 Kevin Lopez ESP Sevilla 0306

CANADA 20.99 +0.4 1 Oluwasegun Makinde 400 Metres 45.24 1 Kirani James 010992 GRN Bressanone 1007 45.34 3r1 Christian Taylor USA Gainesville 0304 45.48A 1 Tavaris Tate USA Albuquerque 0606 45.58 2 Rondell Bartholomew GRN Vieux Fort 1104 45.59 1 Chris Clarke GBR Novi Sad 2407 45.71A 2 Clayton Parros USA Albuquerque 0606 45.93 2 Joey Hughes USA Eugene 1705 46.02 1 Quincy McDuffie USA Winter Park 2907 46.13 1 Reggie Wyatt USA Clovis 0606 46.15 1 Akwu Noah NGR Abuja 1807

CANADA 1:50.50 1h2 Richard West 1500 Metres 3:31.70 3 William Biwott Tanui KEN Roma 1007 3.36.74 8 Dawit Wolde ETH Shanghai 2009

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3:36.8 A 1 James Magut KEN Nairobi 1606 3:37.2 A 1 Nickson Chepseba KEN Nairobi 1606 3:37.24 3 Ryan Gregson AUS Sydney 2802 3:37.36 1 Gideon Kiage Mageka KEN Bressanone 1207 3:38.2 A 3 Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku KEN Nairobi 1606 3:38.79 - Daniel Lemashon Salel KEN Ostrava 1706 3:39.00 1 German Fernandez USA Fayetteville 1306 3:39.04 4 Josephat Kithii KEN Madrid 0407

7:48.74 6 Paul Kemboi KEN Naimette-Xhov. 1507 7:50.27 6 Titus Mbishei KEN Sotteville 0507 7:50.52 1 Richard Bartale KEN Flory 0606 7:51.51 1 Isiah Kiplangat Koech KEN Bressanone 1207 7:51.68 1 Hayle Ibrahimov AZE Istanbul 1406 7:52.13 2 David Kiprotich Bett KEN Bressanone 1207 7:52.89 1 Jonathan Muia Ndiku KEN Sapporo 0606 CANADA 8:31.64 5H3 Stephen Hosier

CANADA 3:45.57 1 Jeremy Rae

5000 Metres 12:57.43 5 Josphat Bett KEN Bruxelles 0409 12:58.70 4 Lucas Kimeli Rotich KEN Roma 1007 13:11.38 10 Ayele Abshero ETH Hengelo 0106 13:11.99 1 Jonathan Muia Ndiku KEN Okayama 2609 13:18.43 1r1 John Cheruiyot KEN Merksem 2908 13:24.25 2 Paul Kemboi KEN Metz 0307 13:24.94 3r2 Moses Kibet UGA Heusden 1807 13:25.46 5 German Fernandez USA Eugene 2606 13:26.92 9 Tetegne Yirsaw Atalay ETH Milano 2506 13:27.22 9 Daniel Lemashon Salel KEN Daegu 2509

3000 Metres 7:41.14 1 Lucas Kimeli Rotich KEN Monaco 2807 7:42.38 1 Josphat Bett KEN Naimette-Xhov. 1507 7:42.82 14 Daniel Lemashon Salel KEN Rieti 0609

CANADA 14:11.84 4 Mohammed Ahmed 2000 Metres Steeplechase 5:25.33 1 Hillary Kipsang Yego KEN Bressanone 1207 5:26.59 2 Peter Kibet Lagat KEN Bressanone 1207 5:29.66 3 Desta Alemu ETH Bressanone 1207 5:30.51 4 Abdellah Dacha MAR Bressanone 1207 5:37.32 5 Berhanu Shiferaw ETH Bressanone 1207 5:41.03 1 Henrik Ingebrigtsen NOR Nadderud 2908 5:42.42 1 Simon Dorflinger GER Rhede 0808 5:45.25 6 Isaac Kemboi Chelimo BRN Bressanone 1207 5:45.97 2 Benedikt Karus GER Rhede 0808 5:47.1 4 Justus Ngeno KEN Nairobi 1606 CANADA 5:49.00 1 Jacob Smith CAN OFSAA Toronto 0506



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Jeremy Rae on the way to victory in the National Junior 1,500

3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:20.58 1 Legesse Lamiso ETH Praha 0806 8:20.88 6 Silas Kiptum KEN Barcelona 2507 8:28.83 1 Jonathan Muia Ndiku KEN Bambous 3007 8:35.97 2 Stehen Kiprotich KEN Bambous 3007 8:44.45 12 Abdelaziz Merzougui MAR Huelva 1006 8:47.45 1 Antonio Abadia ESP Novi Sad 2607 8:51.54 2 James Wilkinson GBR Novi Sad 2607 8:51.78 3 Jeroen Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hoedt BEL Novi Sad 2607 8:53.00 1 Valentin Pepiot ETH Metz 0307 8:54.76 3 Abdelatif Hadjam FRA Metz 0307

110 Metres Hurdles 0.99-1.00 13.08 +2.0 1 Wayne Davis USA Port of Spain 3007 13.27 +1.0 1 Jhoanis Portilla CUB La Habana 1206 13.32 +2.0 2 Booker Nunley USA Port of Spain 3007 13.35 +1.7 1s2 Sergey Shubenkov RUS Novi Sad 2407 13.37 +1.1 1 Lawrence Clarke GBR Novi Sad 2507 13.39 +1.7 2s2 Thomas Delmestre FRA Novi Sad 2407 13.40 +1.7 3s2 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde FRA Novi Sad 2407 13.41 +1.1 3 Aliaksandr Linnik BLR Novi Sad 2507 13.41 +2.0 3 Shane Brathwaite BAR Port of Spain 3007 13.44 +1.7 4s2 Michal Szade POL Novi Sad 2407

400 Metres Hurdles 48.26 4 Jehue Gordon TRI Berlin 1808 49.31 1 William Wynne USA Port of Spain 0208 49.78 1 Reggie Wyatt USA Greensboro 2006 49.83 2s1 Leslie Murray ISV Fayetteville 1106 49.93 4 Cornel Fredericks RSA Beograd 1007 50.00 4 Joπo Eufrazio dos Santos N. BRA Rio de Janeiro 0706 50.40 1 Tatsuhiko Mizuno JPN Yokohama 1508 50.78 1 Hederson Alves Estefani BRA Uberlandia 1207 50.83 1 Takatoshi Abe JPN Izumo 2006 50.86 3 Takayuki Kishimoto JPN Tokyo 2405 50.86 1 Tobias Giehl GER Novi Sad 2607

CANADA 4.80 3 Lane Britnell Long Jump 8.18 +1.3 5 Marquise Goodwin USA Eugene 2706 8.16 -0.8 1 Aleksandr Menkov RUS Kemerovo 0506 8.00 -0.4 1 Eusebio Cßceres ESP Leiria 2006 7.99 +0.5 1 Henry Frayne AUS Canberra 2202 7.97 +0.2 3 Jhamal Bowen PAN Malles 2805 7.96 1 Suphanara Suksawat THA Suphanburi 2407 7.90 2 Ala Eddine Ben Hassine TUN Rades 2106 7.89A +1.5 1 Bryce Lamb USA Albuquerque 0606 7.89 +1.0 9 Will Claye USA Fayetteville 1106 7.86 +1.1 4 Tarik Bachelor JAM Kingston 2806

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CANADA 13.72 +1.6 2 Gregory MacNeill

5.25 4 Xia Xiang CHN Jinan 0307 5.25 2 Dmitriy Zhelyabin RUS Novi Sad 2607

CANADA 7.59 1.5 1 Jharyl Bowry

High flying Jharyl Bowry

CANADA 51.02 9 Gabriel El Hanbli High Jump 2.28 1 James White USA Kansas City 2104 2.27 1 Derek Drouin CAN Port of Spain 0208 2.25 1 Miguel Angel Sancho ESP Madrid 1605 2.25 1 Sergey Mudrov RUS Novi Sad 2507 2.25 2 Amit Tan 160790 TUR Novi Sad 2507 2.22 1 Erik Kynard USA Greensboro 2006 2.21 1 Marquise Mack USA Tampa 2003 2.21 1 Raymond Higgs BAH Vieux Fort 1104 2.21A 1 Diego Ferrin ECU Quito 1605 2.21 1 Dmitriy Kroyter ISR Tbilisi 0606 2.21 1 Daniil Tsypalov RUS Tampere 2307 2.21 1 Janick Klausen DEN Osterbro 1209 Pole Vault 5.55 1 Blake Lucas AUS Melbourne 2803 5.49 1 Jack Whitt USA Austin 0304 5.43 1y Daniel Clemens GER Rhede 0708 5.40 1 Leo Lohre GER Mannheim 1406 5.35 6 Nico Weiler GER Fayetteville 1206 5.30 3 Tom Konrad GER Mannheim 1406 5.30 6 Pascal Koehl GER Gottingen 2806 5.30 1 Cheyne Rahme RSA Bambous 0208 5.30 3 Robert Sobera POL Zielona Gora 1109 5.25A 1 Cheyne Damon Rahme RSA Germiston 1402

Triple Jump 17.19 +2.0 Will Claye USA Fayetteville 1306 17.13 0.0 1 Cao Shuo CHN Yulin 1705 16.65 +0.9 Christian Taylor USA Fayetteville 1306 16.62 +1.5 4=Q Henry Frayne AUS Melbourne 0503 16.56 0.0 6 Ernesto Reve CUB La Habana 3005 16.55 -0.4 1QA Aleksey Fyodorov RUS Novi Sad 2307 Athletics

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16.31 1 Jose E. Martinez CUB La Habana 1206 16.16 1 Ali Bouguesba ALG Bambous 0208 16.14 +0.3 1 Gaetan Saku Bafuanga FRA Bondoufle 1207 16.10 +0.9 2 Askin Karaca TUR Novi Sad 2407 CANADA 15.16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0.8 1 Stuart Taylor Shot Put 7.26 kg 20.43 2 David Storl GER Gerlingen 0607 19.90 1 Marin Premeru CRO Osijek 0606 19.49 2 Jordan Clarke USA Walnut 0606 18.50 1 Mykyta Nesterenko UKR Maidla 2806 18.22 2 Ding Yongheng CHN Jinan 0407 18.17 2 Vadim Fomin RUS Moskva 2905 18.03 5 Hendrik Muller GER Gottingen 2706 17.53 2 Sergey Dementyev UZB Almaty 1306 17.50 8 Wojciech Janusz POL Szczecin 1509 17.39A 5 Stephen Brink RSA Pretoria 3001 CANADA 16.15 1 Zach Russell-Ford Shot Put 6 kg 22.73 1 David Storl GER Osterode 1407 21.68 1 Marin Premeru CRO Rijeka 1905 20.82 1 Mykyta Nesterenko UKR Yalta 2403 20.61 1 Kamil Zbroszczyk POL Lodz 1909 20.46 1 Jordan Clarke USA Eugene 2606 20.36 1 Mason Finlay USA Port of Spain 0208 20.11 1 Ding Yongheng CHN Yichun 2606 19.94 2 Hendrick Muller GER Halle 2305 19.63 3 Jacob Thormaehlem USA Eugene 2606 19.61 1 Ladislav Prasil CZE Ostrava 2006

Tim Nedow

CANADA 19.00 3 Tim Nedow Discus Throw 2 kg 61.90 1 Mykyta Nesterenko UKR Yalta 2209 61.16 1 Jordan Clarke USA Walnut 0606 59.66 1 Marin Premeru CRO Varazdin 2907 59.20 1 Gordon Wolf GER Schoenebeck 1706 58.65 5 Lonnie Pugh USA Louisville 3005 55.35 5 Priidu Niit EST Tallinn 0208 55.22 3 Jared Thomas USA Baton Rouge 1804 54.81 7 Quincy Wilson TRI La Habana 0307 54.25 1 Colin Quirke IRL Norman 1104 54.00 7 Julian Wruck AUS Brisbane 2003

CANADA 56.29 1 Zack Russell-Ford Hammer Throw 7,26 kg 74.77 1 Javier Cienfuegos ESP Castellon 0606 72.70 1 Andriy Martynyuk UKR Donetsk 0207 71.06 1 Richard Olbrich GER Halle 2305 70.25 2 Akos Hudi HUN Budapest 0108 69.49 3 Reinier Mejias CUB La Habana 0407 69.07 2 Eivind Henriksen NOR Lillehammer 3107 67.72 2 Markus Johansson SWE Nykoping 0706 67.10 8 Aleh Dubitski BLR Minsk 2905 62.77 2 Allan da Silva Wolski BRA Rio de Janeiro 0706 62.13 6 Serhiy Holub UKR Kyiv 2804

CANADA 49.41 1 Geoffrey Myatt Discus Throw 1.75 kg 66.45 1 Gordon Wolf GER Halle 2305 65.34 1 Marin Premeru CRO Szombathely 2605 14


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65.34 1 Mason Finlay USA Port of Spain 3007 64.18 1 Mykyta Nesterenko UKR Yalta 2002 61.48 1 Andrei-Marius Gag ROU Schimatari 0609 60.98 1 Julian Wruck AUS Adelaide 0504 60.46 4 Curtis Griffiths-Parker GBR Novi Sad 2407 60.30 2 Matthew Kosecki USA Eugene 2706 60.05 5 Andrius Gudzus LTU Novi Sad 2407 59.87 1 Eduardo Albertazzi ITA Rieti 1306

4:46.24 7552 4 Maximilian Gilde GER Novi Sad 2407 11.28/-0.5 7.45/+2.7 14.07 1.92 51.44 14.83/-2.0 41.00 4.40 59.22 4:52.16 7509 5 Daniel Gardiner GBR Novi Sad 2407 10.97/-1.1 7.47/+0.2 15.07 1.89 50.82 14.61/+2.5 41.77 4.30 45.15 4:49.52 7458 1 Hendrik Lepik EST Siauliai 1705 11.47/-0.5 7.12/+0.4 14.85 2.01 51.72 15.02/+1.9 42.10 4.60 49.89 4:53.86 7404 1 Adam Pasiak CZE Kladno 2406 11.08/+2.5 7.68 13.86 1.85 52.84 15.18/+0.3 38.84 4.90 55.68 5:14.54 7396 1 Eusebio Caceres ESP Alicante 0905 10.6?/+2.1 7.56/+2.0 12.87 1.93 51.58 14.22/0.0 29.42 4.30 51.20 4:44.60 7396 6 Dominik Distelberger AUT Novi Sad 2407 10.88/-1.2 7.38/+1.1 11.31 1.86 49.34 14.18/-0.9 39.56 4.40 47.06 4:47.98

CANADA 59.55 3 Angus Taylor Hammer Throw 6 kg 82.93 1 Javier Cienfuegos ESP Madrid 1706 80.67 1 Andriy Martynyuk UKR Donetsk 2306 79.14 1 Reinier Mejias CUB La Habana 2606 79.14 2 Akos Hudi HUN Novi Sad 2607 78.66 1 Aleh Dubitski BLR Staiki 0604 78.30 1 Eivind Henriksen NOR Body 1508 77.28 2 Richard Olbrich GER Halle 2305 76.34 2 Markus Johansson SWE Bore 3005 75.59 1 Alaa El Din Moh. El-Ashry EGY Bambous 0108 75.30 1 Conor McCullough USA Eugene 2606 CANADA 64.32 1 Angus Taylor Javelin Throw 81.95 1 Jakub Vadlejch CZE Domazlice 2609 77.84 1 Andreas Hofmann GER Mannheim 1406 75.45 4 Bobur Shokirjonov UZB Kunshan 2705 74.79 1 Patryk Michalski POL Slupsk 0407 74.78 1 Ulrich Damon RSA Stellenbosch 2702 74.71 2 Till Waschler GER Rhede 0908 74.54 1 Joonas Verronen FIN Kokkola 2405 74.35 3 Maik Dolch GER Rhede 0908 74.32 1 Stipe Äunic CRO Vara.din 2807 73.70 5 Sun Changlong CHN Jinana 0507

CANADA 6391 1 Taylor Corney 10,000 m Walk 40:20.86 1 Stanislav Yemelyanov RUS Novi Sad 2507 40:24.97 2 Denis Strelkov RUS Novi Sad 2507 40:29.35 3 Valeriy Filipchuk RUS Novi Sad 2507 40:40.0 2 Caio Oliveira de Sena Bonf. BRA Blumenau 2305 41:35.99 1 Hagen Pohle GER Bressanone 1007 41:45.38 1 Carl Dohmann GER Rhede 0908 41:53.76 2 Dementiy Cheparev RUS Bressanone 1007 42:01.90 3 Ihor Lyashchenko UKR Bressanone 1007 42:03.0 4 Denis Golyakin RUS Moskva 1705 42:20.12 5 Riccardo Macchia ITA Novi Sad 2507

CANADA 65.10 1 Caleb Jones Decathlon - men’s implements 7490 11 Gray Horn USA Fayetteville 1106 7320 1 Petter Olsson SWE Eskilstuna 0609 11.18/+2.1 6.91/+1.2 12.99 1.99 49.53 15.39/+0.3 35.92 4.96 44.25 4:49.27 7058 5 Zhang Xiuyu CHN Jiaxing 1306 11.36/+0.2 7.17/+1.8 12.34 1.88 49.73 15.29/+0.4 35.91 4.30 45.83 4:45.48 6945 6 Wilmer Valor VEN La Habana 0407 11.22/+0.7 6.75/0.0 12.38 1.85 50.62 15.47/-0.8 36.72 3.90 59.09 4:55.39 CANADA 6318 3 Derek Drouin Decathlon - jun. implement 7909 1 Curtis Beach USA Arcadia 1004 7769 1 Thomas van der Plaetsen BEL Novi Sad 2407 11.45/+0.5 7.24/+1.0 14.32 2.13 49.67 14.27/+2.0 36.44 4.40 58.42 4:44.17 7734 2 Petter Olson SWE Novi Sad 2407 11.18/-1.2 7.00/+1.3 14.38 1.98 49.06 14.12/+2.5 39.77 4.90 42.74 4:33.27 7639 3 Kai Kazmirek GER Novi Sad 2407 11.15/-1.2 7.25/+1.7 11.95 2.01 47.11 15.03/-0.9 41.60 4.40 54.32 Athletics

CANADA 43:27.04 Evan Dunfee 4x100 Metres Relay 39.06 1 USA Talley, Cherry, Rhodes, Rowland Port of Spain 0208 39.33 1 GER Schmist, Hering, Fostl, Goltl Novi Sad 2607 39.57 2 CZE Ricar, Stastny, Maslak, Zich Novi Sad 2607 39.64 2 BRA Port of Spain 0208 39.78 3 GBR Robertson, Ejehu, Tobais, Ayanful Novi Sad 2607 39.87 1 BRA Machado, Martins, de Farias, Liberato Sao Paulo 2507 39.91 1 JAM (Calabar HS) Lee, McKenzie, Powell, Bailey Philadelphia 2504 40.00 4 ITA Tumi, Marani, Basciani, Rosichini Novi Sad 2607 40.02 5 NED Philip, Spillekom, Baltissen, Jaegers Novi Sad 2607 40.03 6 ESP Viles, Pros, Martφnez, Cßceres Novi Sad 2607 40.03 7 POL Jedrusik, Szczesniak, Dobrowolski, Gauza Novi Sad 2607 CANADA 41.60 6 Leveille, Makindi, Hamilton, Stewart. 4x400 Metres Relay December 2009


3:03.05 1 USA Parros, Walker, Hughes, Tate Port of Spain 0208 3:07.70 2 TRI Port of Spain 0208 3:07.85 1 GBR Persent, McDonald, Wake, Clarke Novi Sad 2607 3:08.11 2 GER Zender, Jonas, Eder, Kaiser Novi Sad 2607 3:09.05 6 CAN Trnkus, El Hanbli, Hamilton, Stewart, Trinidad 0208 3:09.79 3 JAM Port of Spain 0208 3:09.87 3 ITA Daminelli, Cappellin, Pedrazzoli, Ravasio Novi Sad 2607 3:10.66 1 BRA da Silva, Oliveira, de Oliveira, Alves Sao Paulo 2607 3:11.93A 1 RSA (Roland) Pretoria 2803 3:11.93 3 GRN Vieux Fort 1304 3:12.63 4 HUN Novi Sad 2607

WOMEN 100 Metres 11.22 +0.8 1 Chalonda Goodman USA Port of Spain 3007 11.27 0.0 3r1 Carrie Russell JAM Luzern 1507 11.36 +0.9 2r3 Ashlee Nelson 175 69 GBR Berlin 1406 11.38 -0.4 2h3 Yasmin Kwadwo GER Ulm 0407 11.38 +0.8 2 Amber Purvis USA Port-of-Spain 3107 11.39 +0.7 1 Jodie Williams GBR Bressanone 0907 11.41 +1.4 1 Ashton Purvis USA Eugene 0404 11.41 +1.9 2 Jura Levy JAM Kingston 1406 11.42 +1.6 1h1 Amber Purvis USA Eugene 2606 11.44 -0.4 3h3 Leena Gunther GER Ulm 0407 CANADA 11.59 + 0.9 4 Crystal Emmanuel

Kendra Schaaf

CANADA 24.22 + 2.0 1 T’Keyah Dumoy 400 Metres 51.44 1r1 Folashade Abugan NGR Abuja 1807 52.07 1r5 Ebony Eutsey USA Greensboro 2006 52.15 1y Robin Reynolds USA Greensboro 0208 52.16 3r1 Amaka Ogoebune NGR Abuje 1807 52.38 2r5 Briana Nelson USA Greensboro 2006 52.54 2 Yuliya Baraley UKR Yalta 0306 52.59 2y Kristyn Williams USA Greensboro 0208 52.68 1 Chris-Ann Gordon JAM Kingston 0404 52.90 1 Stacey Anne Smith USA Austin 1804 16

52.90 1r3 Floria Guei FRA Mannheim 1306 CANADA 54.78 2 Natalie Geiger 800 Metres 1:55.45 1 Caster Semenya RSA Berlin 1908 2:01.33 2 Chanelle Price USA Marietta 2007 2:01.36 2 Winny Chebet KEN Bambous 0108 2:01.52 7 Elena-Mirela Lavric ROU Milano 2506 2:01.53 8h2 Olha Bibik UKR Yakta 0406 2:01.67 1 Cherono Koech KEN Bressanone 1207 2:01.98 3 Abeba Aregawi Gebretsadik ETH Tangier 1207 2:02.11 4 Yekaterina Zavyalova RUS Tula 0208 2:02.13 5 Abeba Arigawi ETH Heusden 1807 2:02.64 2 Yelena Zhilkina RUS Saransk 0307 CANADA 2:05.19 3 Helen Crofts 1500 Metres 4:02.98 3 Kalkidan Gezahegn ETH Athφna 1307 4:08.01 1 Caster Semenya RSA Bambous 0208 4:08.49 3 Ehssan Arbab SUD Doha 0805 4:11.00 1 Birtukan Feyisa Fante ETH Tomblaine 2606


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200 Metres 22.94 -0.6 1r1 Chalonda Goodman USA Greensboro 2006 23.08 +0.9 1 Jodie Williams GBR Bressanone 1207 23.08 +0.9 2 Allison Peter ISV Bressanone 1207 23.09 +1.6 1 Amber Purvis USA Eugene 0404 23.15 +0.9 3 Ashton Purvis USA Bressanone 1207 23.20 +1.5 1 Jura Levy JAM Vieux Fort 1304 23.20 -0.6 2 Octavious Freeman USA Greensboro 2006 23.29 +0.1 1 Andreea-Luiza Ograzeanu ROU Patra 0607 23.36 +1.5 2 Nivea Smith BAH Vieux Fort 1304 23.36 +0.6 2h1 Dominique Duncan USA Norman 2905

4:11.17 2 Emebet Etea Bedada ETH Reims 1407 4:12.76 1 Nelly Chebet Ngeiywo KEN Bressanone 1107 4:13.32 2r1 Zhou Haiyan CHN Suzhou 2105 4:13.54 10 Ferhiwot Goshu ETH Barcelona 2507 4:14.61 3r1 Liu Fang CHN Suzhou 2105 4:14.64 1 Darya Yachmeneva RUS Novi Sad 2607 CANADA 4:18.61 1 Kendra Schaaf

CANADA 9:14.62 1 Kendra Schaaf

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3000 Metres 8:38.61 5 Kalkidan Gezahegne ETH Thessaloniki 1309 8:44.67 2 Mercy Cherono KEN Rieti 0609 8:46.52 2 Sule Utura ETH Villeneuve d’A. 3006 8:48.28 4 Emebet Etea Bedada ETH Villeneuve d’A. 3006 8:50.38 8 Ferhiwot Goshu ETH Rieti 0609 8:50.48 -3 Genzebe Dibaba ETH New York 3005 9:00.54 1 Doricah Obare Kerubo KEN Naka 2305 9:02.54 1 Maryem Hana Dingo ETH Sofia 2706 9:03.69 1 Betlehem Moges ETH Fukuroi 0609 9:03.79 1 Purity Cherotich Rionoripo KEN Bressanone 0807

5000 Metres 16:15.00 14:55.52 13 Genzebe Dibaba ETH Oslo 0307 14:57.15 14 Sule Utura ETH Oslo 0307 15:18.61 3 Belaynesh Algera ETH Mßlaga 2706 15:21.12 2r1 Doricah Obare Kerubo KEN Tendo 1705 15:21.44 4 Ferhiwoz Goshu ETH Malaga 2806 15:24.48 3 Felista Wanjugu KEN Hiroshima 2904 15:29.82 3 Karoline Bjerkeli Gryvdal NOR Bergen 2106 15:33.10 2r1 Christine Muyanga KEN Okayama 2609 15:42.68 2 Risa Takenaka JPN Tokyo 0609 15:43.31 4r1 Laurynne Chetelat USA Stanford 2703 CANADA 15:52.74 2 Kendra Schaaf 2000 Metres Steeplechase 6:11.83 1 Itaa Korahubish Bedada ETH Bressanone 1007 6:11.90 2 Lucie Kamene Muangi KEN Bressanone 1007 6:16.83 3 Halima Hassen ETH Bressanone 1007 6:24.76 4 Beatrice Jepmwetich Kibor KEN Bressanone 1007 6:30.32 5 Lina Alainentalo SWE Bressanone 1007 6:33.7 1 Shelby Greany USA Cornwall, NY 0505 6:37.31 6 Eleanor Fulton USA Bressanone 1007 6:37.41 1 Jana Stefanie Hirschhauser GER Rhede 0808

Olivia Charmuski


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6:37.57 1 Klara Bodinsson SWE Karlskrona 1608 6:38.13 1 Jessica Gilfillan AUS Gold Coast 0409 CANADA 6:50.73 1 Jessica Furlan

CANADA 10:34.68 2sf Jessica Furlan

CANADA 1.80 1 Michelle Theophile Pole Vault 4.45 2 Marißnna Zahariadi CYP Pescara 3006 4.38 1 Natalie Willer USA Minneapolis 0805 4.37 1 Angelica Bengtsson SWE Vaxjo 1608 4.30 5 Yekaterina Kolesova RUS Doha 0805 4.27A 1 Shade Weygandt USA Albuquerque 0506 4.25 1 Natascha Benner GER Mannheim 1306 4.25 1j Martina Schultze GER Mannheim 2006

100 Metres Hurdles 0.84 13.05 +1.9 1 Asuka Terada JPN Hiroshima 2606 13.06 0.0 2 Shermaine Williams JAM Philadelphia 2504 13.18 +1.3 1h2 Anne Zagre BEL Novi Sad 2407 13.31 -0.3 4s1 Vashti Thomas USA Fayetteville 1206 13.32 +0.6 6 Belkis Milanes CUB Kingston 0205 13.40 +1.6 h2 Rosemarie Carty USA San Angelo 2205 13.45 +1.3 2h2 Yariatou Toure FRA Novi Sad 2407 13.46 +1.3 3r2 Isabelle Pedersen NOR Oslo 0307 13.46 -0.2 1s1 Jessica Alcan FRA Bondoufle 1107 13.51 -1.2 2 Kierre Beckles BAR Hutchinson 2305 CANADA 14.18 +0.4 3h1 Olivia Charmuski 400 Metres Hurdles 55.88 2 Amaka Ogoebune NGR Abuja 2407 56.49 2s1 Dalilah Muhammad USA Fayetteville 1106 56.89 1h1 Anja Bork GER Rhede 0708 56.97 1 Inga Maria Muller GER Gottingen 2806 57.41 1 Nikita Tracey JAM Kingston 0204 57.51 2 Yang Qi CHN Jiaxing 1406 57.55 2 Mila Andric SRB Novi Sad 2607 57.70 3 Laura Hansen GER Rhede 0808 57.83 1h2 Vera Rudakova RUS Bressanone 0807 57.87 4 Christiane Klopsch GER Gottingen 2806 CANADA 59.86A 1 Laura Affeld

Ariane Beaumont-Courteau

High Jump 1.93 1 Toni Young USA Edmond 2404 1.91 1 Natalya Mamlina RUS Novi Sad 2607 1.90 1 Martyna Bielawska POL Slupsk 0307 1.90 1 Oksana Okunyeva UKR Kyiv 0308 18


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3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:29.52 1 Korahubish Itaa Bedada ETH Huelva 1006 9:33.34 4 Karoline Bjerkeli Gryvdal 167 52 NOR Oslo 0307 9:33.49 5 Elizabeth Mueni Mutua KEN Oslo 0307 9:35.89 3 Halima Hassen ETH Rehlingen 0106 9:49.44 5 Birtukan Feyisa Fante ETH Malaga 2706 9:55.95 2 Layes Abdullayeva AZE Novi Sad 2507 9:57.48 1 Aleksandra Kudryashova RUS Saransk 0407 9:58.7 1 Yoslφn Ocampo CUB La Habana 3005 10:03.73 2 Almaz Ayona Eba ETH Bambous 0208 10:05.1 A 2 Purity Cherotich Rionoripo KEN Kakamega 1804

1.89 2 Burcu Ayhan TUR Pescara 0307 1.89 2 Marija Vukovic MNE Novi Sad 2607 1.88 1 Alessia Trost ITA Pordenone 1605 1.88 2 Esthera Petre ROU Sofia 2706 1.87 1 Ana Simic CRO Uh. Hradiste 0407 1.87 3 Hanne Van Hessche BEL Heusden 1807 1.87 4 Elena Vallortiaga ITA Novi Sad 2607

4.25 1 Caroline Hasse GER Rhede 0908 4.21 1j Katharina Bauer GER Beckum 3008 4.20 1 Vicky Parnov AUS Perth 1801 4.20 1 Caroline Bonde Holm DEN Dubnica n. V. 3005 4.20 1 Denise Groot NED Hoorn 2305 4.20 3j Victoria Von Eynatten GER Mannheim 1306 4.20 2j Joana Kraft GER Mannheim 2006 4.20 1 Hanna Shelekh UKR Donetsk 2506

Discus Throw 62.79 1 Sandra Perkovic CRO Split 0409 60.01 5 Yang Yanbo CHN Suzhou 2105 57.99 1 Anna Jelmini USA Yosemite 1305 57.21 3 Denia Caballeros CUB La Habana 1806 56.98 1 Irina Rodriguez POR Leiria 0108 56.74 1j Julia Fischer GER Wiesbaden 1605 55.52 1 Andressa Oliveira de Morais BRA Sao Paulo 08 55.50 1 Kimberley Mulhall AUS Adelaide 0304 55.23 5 Yahimi Perez CUB La Habana 1806 54.82 5 Yohana Rodriguez CUB La Habana 2205

CANADA 4.02 1 Ariane Beaumont-Courteau Long Jump 6.80 +0.3 1 Darya Klishina RUS Novi Sad 2407 6.71 -0.1 2 Ivana Spanovic SRB Novi Sad 2407 6.54 +0.8 1 Lu Minjia CHN Changsha 1708 6.53 0.0 2 Cristina-Mihaela Sandu ROU Patra 0607 6.48 1 Brittany Porter USA DeKalb 3003 6.39 1 Anna Jagaciak POL Poznan 1907 6.39 +1.5 Liane Pintsaar EST Tallinn 0208 6.38 0.0 2 Wang Wupin CHN Changsha 1708 6.37 +0.2 3 Chantel Malone IVB Norman 2905 6.37 +0.4 1 Jennifer Clayton USA Bressanone 1107

CANADA 47.12 1 Alanna Kovacs Hammer Throw 69.46 1 Bianca Perie ROU Bucuresti 0208 67.93 3 Yirisleidy L. Ford CUB La Habana 1806 66.18 2 Barbara Spiler SLO Maribor 2807 64.41 4 Claudia Goitizolo CUB La Habana 1106 64.33 5 Yulie Hernandez CUB La Habana 1806 63.74 2 Jenny Ozorai HUN Szombathely 2006 63.56 3 Andriana Papadopoulou-Fatala GRE Athina 2504 63.43 1 Galina Mityayeva TJK Dushanbe 2006 63.18 3 Sophie Hitchon GBR Novi Sad 2407 62.66 4 Liu Tingting CHN Jiaxing 1206

CANADA 6.05 –1.5 2 Christabel Nettey Triple Jump 12.90 14.36 0.0 3 Dailenis Alcantara CUB La Habana 3005 14.10 0.0 1 Josleidi Ribalta CUB La Habana 1106 14.02 0.0 1 Kristin Gierisch GER Gottingen 2806 13.89 -1.0 1 Liane Pintsaar EST Novi Sad 2607 13.76 i 1 Li Yanmei CHN Nanjing 1402 13.66 +0.5 2 Jenny Elbe GER Mannheim 1306 13.63 -0.4 1 Yana Borodina RUS Bressanone 1007 13.61 +1.9 2 Cristina Mihaela Sandu ROU Novi Sad 2607 13.57 +0.8 2 Deng Linuo CHN Bressanone 1007 13.55 +0.7 1 Valeriya Kanatova UZB Tashkent 2205? 2207 13.55 +1.2 4 Anna Jagaciak POL Novi Sad 2607 13.55 -1.7 1 Sun Yan 91 CHN Changsha 2008 CANADA 12.76 –0.1 1 Caroline Ehrhardt

CANADA 53.18 4 Emmalynne MacCorquodale Javelin Throw 60.35 1 Tatjana Jelaca SRB Novi Sad 2607 56.75 6 Jucilene Sales de Lima BRA Belem 2405 55.83 1 Tazmin Brits RSA Potchefstroom 0403 55.57 4 Nidia Livia Mendez CUB La Habana 2506 55.22 4 Carita Hinkka FIN Pihtipudas 2806 54.97 1 Monika Lebenicnik SLO 0803 54.80 3 Karolina Mor POL Bydgoszcz 0108 54.71 1 Hanna Hatsko UKR Donetsk 2506 54.33 1 Rafaela Torres Goncalves BRA Uberlandia 1107 54.30 1 Viktoriya Sudarushkina RUS Adler 0702 CANADA 48.07 7 Laura MacAuley

Shot Put 17.95 1 Alyona Hryshko BLR Brest 1906 17.48 3 Meng Qianqian CHN Jinan 0307 17.10 2 Yang Yanbo CHN Jiaxing 1206 16.88 1 Samira Burkhardt GER Mannheim 1306 16.81 3 Shou Qianwen CHN Jiaxing 1206 16.54 1 Sophie Kleeberg GER Halle 2305 16.58 1 Anna Jelmini USA Yosemite 1305 16.39 1 Julie Labonte CAN Charlottetown 1807 16.30 1 Corinne Nugter NED Emmeloord 0305 16.22 2 Cai Yilin CHN Yichun 2806

Heptathlon 5878 3 Helga Margret Thorsteinsdottir ISL Kladno 2406 4.19/+0.4 1.73 14.09 24.77/-0.1 5.78 40.17 2:16.40 5776 1 Katerina Cachova 260290 CZE Dilbek 0908 14.32/+0.4 1.69 11.42 25.26/+1.1 5.98/+1.5 47.47 2:17.32 5763 2 Vanessa Chefer Spinola BRA Braganca 3105 14.0/-2.4 1.65 13.33 24.38/-1.2 5.90/+0.6 39.89 2:18.43 5697 1 Carolin Schafer GER Novi Sad 2607 14.45/+0.5 1.69 12.72 25.25/+0.9 5.62/-0.6 48.20 2:21.27 5642 1 Kristina Savitskaya RUS Kazan 1806 5606 4 Ryann Krais USA Eugene 1005 Athletics

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Laura MacAuley

5590 6 Yekaterina Bolshakova RUS Sochi 3005 5552 3 Lea Sprunger SUI Novi Sad 2607 14.69/+2.2 1.75 12.21 24.48/+0.9 5.65/-2.5 37.96 2:23.94 5533 19 Frida Linde SWE Szczecin 2806 14.74/-1.0 1.69 11.42 25.66/+1.0 5.66/+0.9 43.56 2:15.78 5507 4 Dafne Schippers NED Novi Sad 2607 14.05/+2.2 1.69 12.01 24.21/+0.9 5.62/-1.0 34.04 2:23.01

45.38 3 TRI Port of Spain 0208 45.49 2h1 ITA Strati, Gamba, Fiorindi, Maffioletti Novi Sad 2607 45.63 1 BRA (Sao Paulo) Goncalves, da Conceicao, de Souza, Dos Santos Uberlan. 1107 45.83 4 JPN Osaka 0905 45.86 2 FRA Toure, Saint-Marc Alcan, Eba Mannheim 1306 45.86 4h1 NED Bosker, Van Pelt, Hagen, Samuel Novi Sad 2607

CANADA 4883 3 Rachael McIntosh

CANADA 47.79 1 Westney, Semplonius, Charnuski, McHaina (Club:Laurel Creek)

4x100 Metres Relay 44.09 1 USA Davis, Purvis, Allenm, Goodman Port of Spain 0208 44.13 1 JAM (Vere Technical HS) Kingston 1804 44.78 1h1 GER Kwadwo, Gunther, Wenzel, Spelmeyer Novi Sad 2607 45.12 2 POL Skoczylas, Koldej, Zarebska, Kielbasinska Novi Sad 2607 45.43 2 BAH Robinson, Kemp, Ferguson, Smith Vieux Fort 1204 20


4x400 Metres Relay 3:34.35 1 JAM (Holmwood) Kingston 0404 3:35.82 1 UKR Zemlyak, Krasnoshchok, Lohvynenko, Baraley Novi Sad 2607 3:36.25 2 RUS Terekhova, Zubkova, Safiullina, Gafiyatullina Novi Sad 2607 3:36.34 1 USA Usery, Cooper, Schueler, Richardson Port of Spain -0208 3:37.83 3 GER Hansen, Feizbakhsh, Ferent, Muller Novi Sad 2607 3:37.86 1 JPN (Higashiosakadai Keiai HS) Nara 0208 3:39.62 4 FRA Diarra, Camara, Drame, Guion Firmin Novi Sad 2607 3:41.75 2 BAR Vieux Fort 1304 3:41.86 5 BEL Claes, Cozijns, Raes, Labeye Novi Sad 2607 3:42.17 3 BAH Port of Spain 0208 CANADA 3:44.86 4 Olson, Crofts, Lowe, Aubry

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Rel-Event History

Men’s 4x100m and 4x110y Relay Part III

by Roman Olszewski


or the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh Canada cobbled a 4x100m team of three hurdlers - Brian Donnelly, Rick MacDonald and George Neeland - and long jumper Rick Cuttle. It didn’t work as the team was disqualified in the qualifying round.

The first signs of success for Canada’s men’s 4x100m team came at the 1975 Pan American Games where the team of Hugh Fraser, Marvin Nash, Albin Dukowski and Bob Martin placed 3rd in a time of 38.86. That was a new Canadian record and it ended up being the 4th fastest performance by a national team in 1975. The same team had prepared for and was slated to compete in the 1976 Olympic Games to be held in Montreal. Canada’s chances for a medal looked


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good. They had, after all, finished just behind two of the top teams in the world – the USA and Cuba – at the Pan Ams a year earlier. But something very unfortunate happened to the team at the Games to change the whole picture. Before the team ran its first race Bob Martin was expelled from the Olympic team for having participated in a scheme to smuggle a visitor into the village. Hugh Spooner replaced Martin but it was apparent right from the start that the morale of the team had been destroyed. The team finished third in the opening round running an unimpressive Desai Williams, Ben Johnson and Tony Sharpe figured prominently in the relays


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No men’s 4x100m teams at all were entered in the 1971 Pan American Games, nor in the 1972 Olympic Games, the 1973 World Student Games or the 1974 Commonwealth Games. A branch (national?) team from Ontario broke the Canadian record, 40.4, in a meet in Oshawa on July 15, 1972 with a time of 40.1. The team’s members were Dave Quibell, Bob Martin, Tony Powell and Charlie Francis. With the arrival of

Gerard Mach from Poland a rebuilding process began for the National Team which would put Canada on the map in all of the relay events.

Canadian All-Time List Men’s 4x100m as on December 31, 1985 A = altitude over 1000m c = converted from 4x110yards (440 yards time less 0.2s) + = accomplished during period of admitted drug use, as found during Dubin Inquiry following 1988 Olympic Games. The same group of four runners is included only once in the list (unless one of the performances was done at 1000m+ altitude.

39.92 39.93


National Teams 38.43A Canada 1982 (B.Johnson+,T.Sharpe+,D.Williams+,Ster.Hinds) 38.62 Canada 1984 (B.Johnson+,D.Williams,T.Sharpe+,A.Mahorn) 38.69 World Student Games 1983 (B.Johnson+,T.Sharpe+,D.Williams+,Ster.Hinds) 38.69 Canada 1983 (B.Johnson+,A.Mahorn,D.Williams+,T.Sharpe+) 38.86 Pan American Games 1975 (H.Fraser,M.Nash,A.Dukowski,R.Martin) 39.07 World Student Games 1985 (R.Jones,Mi.Dwyer,C.Enweani,A.Mahorn) 39.09 Canada 1982 (B.Johnson+,T.Sharpe+,D.Williams+,M.McKoy) 39.11 Canada 1982 (B.Johnson+,T.Sharpe+,M.McKoy,Sterl.Hinds) 39.24 Canada 1976 39.24 Pan American Games 1983 (M.McKoy,L.Guss (Sharpe?),C.Enweani,B.Johnson+) 39.33 Canada 1978 39.46 Olympic Games 1976 (H.Spooner,M.Nash,A.Dukowski,H.Fraser) 39.60 Commonwealth Games 1978




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39.72. In the semis they ran more slowly, 39.78, but managed to finish 4th to just barely sneak into the medal round. The finale was held in the rain. The teams were even after the first exchange but the Americans began to build up a large lead over the next few runners and by the home stretch had a 4 metre advantage over the Polish and East German teams. The Americans won in a time of 38.33 while the Germans and Soviets finished second and third. The Canadian team finished 8th in a time of 39.47 - and were left


40.22 40.24 40.26 40.1 40.2c 40.44 40.3 40.3 40.69 40.5 40.5

(C.Doty,D.Williams,M.Nash,H.Fraser) World Student Games 1985 (R.Jones,Mi.Dwyer,C.Brown,A.Smith) Canada B 1984 (Knight,A.Mowatt,C.Brown,C.Enweani) Pan American Games 1979 (T.Sharpe,D.Williams,H.Spooner,M.Nash) Canada 1981 (P.Harper,M.McKoy,D.Williams+,B.Johnson+) vs. Poland 1973 (C.Montminy,A.Dukowski,R.Martin,M.Nash) World Student Games 1975 (M.Nash,A.Dukowski,R.Martin,B.Saunders) Canada 1985 (R.Jones,Mi.Dwyer,C.Brown,A.Boswell) Canada Junior 1983 (R.Dalton,G.Wright,C.Brown,A.Mahorn) Pacific Conference Games 1977 Canada (all Ontario) 1972 (C.Francis,D.Quibell,T.Powell,R.Martin) British Empire & Commonwealth Games 1966 (E.Hearne,T.Tomlinson,D.Domansky,H.Jerome) Canada vs. France 1977 (H.Spooner,R.Martin,H.Fraser,C.Doty) vs. Italy 1971 (D.Quibell,D.McCann,H.Fraser,C.Francis) Canada Junior 1977 (Sealy,Barrier,Hinds,Williams) World Student Games 1977 (H.Fraser,R.Rock,D.Bowen,C.Doty) Canada 1970 (M.McCann,J.Swainson,C.Blackman,C.Francis) Canada Junior 1973 (C.Montminy,M.Nash,A.Dukowski,G.Bogue)

The provincial/regional and club/school all-time rankings will appear in a future edition of Athletics.

wondering “what if?”. At the World Student Games in Sofia, Bulgaria in August of 1977 a team made up of Hugh Fraser, Richard Rock, Dacre Bowen and Cole Doty ran the qualifying heat in a rather mediocre time of 40.69. To be fair, Fraser was nursing a sore Achilles tendon, Doty had been sick all week and the team drew lane 8, with no-one running in lanes 5, 6 and 7. Believing that the team had not qualified for the final, Dacre Bowen had asked for and been Athletics

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granted permission to leave Sofia the next day for the Black Sea. It was only after he had left that the Canadian team realized that the Bulgarian relay squad had been disqualified, leaving Canada as the 8th qualifier. The final was run with seven teams – Canada not being one them. The Canadian mens 4x100m relay team made a comeback of sorts in 1978, placing 4th in the final at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. Cole Doty, Hugh Fraser, Marvin Nash

Desai Williams, Marvin Nash and Ben Johnson ran at an international meet in Philadelphia in 1980, a meet intended mainly for teams which would be staying away from Moscow, and finished second to the USA with a time of 39.54 (versus 38.61s).

Canadians ahead of the Americans by a stride and a half with one leg to go. Unfortunately, Sterling Hinds was no match for American Willie Gault as the latter took the lead with 50 metres to go and charged over the line in first place in a time of 38.50. The

On June 4, 1982, at the early season camp/competition in the high altitude of Colorado Springs, the foursome of Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams and Sterling Hinds brought down the Canadian record to 38.43. Around the same time top Canadian hurdler Mark McKoy started running on the national sprint relay squad. Later in the season, he and Scarborough Optimist teammates Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe and Desai Williams made up the 4x1 team at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, where they finished second at 39.30, only behind the surprising Nigerians (39.15).

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and Desai Williams, an all-Ontario team, ran 39.60 to finish behind Scotland, (39.24), Trinidad & Tobago (39.29) and Jamaica (39.33) but ahead of notable teams such as Ghana, England and Australia. Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Hugh Spooner and Marvin Nash formed the Canadian 4x100m team at the Pan American Games in San Juan Puerto Rico the next year. The foursome finished in 5th place in a time of 39.92, no doubt a disappointing time and place. Canada didn’t compete in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow due to the western boycott of the U.S.S.R. and no entry was made in the men’s 4x1 at the 1981 World Student Games. A team consisting of Tony Sharpe,

1983 would prove to be one of the busiest ever for Canada’s relay squads. The Commonwealth Games were scheduled for July 5-11 (Edmonton), the 1st World Championships on August 7-14 (Helsinki) and the Pan American Games were set to go in Caracus on August 14-29. With good depth in the sprints Canada was in a position to enter competitive teams in all three competitions. The Edmonton CG team was made up of Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams and Sterling Hinds. Many fans put them in a three horse race for the medals, along with the USA and the USSR. With smooth exchanges the Canadian won their semi-final race in a time of 39.30. The Americans and Soviets were one-two in 39.17 and 39.33 in their semi. In the final, Johnson’s good start and exchange with Sharpe and then Sharpe’s good running down the backstretch had Canada even with the US at the second exchange. Two more flawless exchanges and great corner running by Williams actually had the Athletics

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Canadians hung on for an easy second place in a new Canadian low altitude best of 38.69. At the Worlds in Helsinki Canada’s chance for a medal was lost in the first round of qualifying when the team of Johnson, Mahorn, Williams and Sharpe were disqualified. Reason: a faulty exchange between Williams and Sharpe. At Caracus, in the third major meet 23

approached. In the men’s 4x100m, the Canadians, in fact, had their best shot for an Olympic medal since 1932. In the first round, Canada’s team, consisting of runners Johnson, Sharpe, Williams and Hinds, joined Jamaica and the United States as heat winners. No problems with the exchanges. In semi-final 1 of 2, Canada (39.39) placed third behind the blazing Americans at 38.44 and the Italians, 39.32. Heat 2 produced some fast times: Jamaica (38.67), Great Britain (38.68), West Germany (38.70), France (38.91) and poor Nigeria, which failed to qualify with a 38.98. Canada would need to pull up their socks if they wanted a medal.

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for the Canadian athletics team in a 5 week period, the team of McKoy, Lloyd Guss, Cyprian Enweani and Johnson ran reasonably well, placing fourth with a time of 39.24 (behind the USA, 38.49, Cuba, 38.55 and Brazil

39.08). With the Canadian relay teams improving quickly and an Eastern Bloc boycott looming, prospects looked good as the 1984 Olympic Games

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The final was held a few hours after the semis. Ben Johnson and the American runner Sam Graddy were even as they handed off. Tony Sharpe stayed with the American down the homestretch as he handed off to Desai Williams. Williams ran a good turn but Calvin Smith was even better as he gave US anchorman Carl Lewis a comfortable lead going down the homestretch. The Canadians were still in a battle for the silver with the Jamaicans at this point but Jamaica’s Ray Stewart turned on the jets to pass Hinds to give his country the silver. The Canadian quartet held on to the bronze medal position in finishing in 38.70. Within seconds the Americans were celebrating their victory and their new world record of 37.83 in front of an ecstatic Los Angeles crowd. In 1985, at Kobe, Japan, Canada won its third World Student Games FISU silver medal in the men’s 4x100m event. The team of Rick Jones, Mike Dwyer, Cyprian Enweani and Atlee Mahorn ran the distance in 39.07 to secure their medal. References used in researching this article: McNulty, Bill and Ted Ratcliffe, 1992. Canadian Athletics 1839-1992. Athletica, various issues, 1975 to 1978. Athletics, October 1984.

Slings and Arrows

Cynicism, unfortunately, awaits sporting heroes after every sublime performance and Bolt has his share of those. Like many before him the Jamaican star is likely a victim of the stigma that has followed Olympic sprint champions for decades. A procession of Olympic sprint champions Ben Johnson (Stanozolol), Carl Lewis (ephedrine), Linford Christie (nandrolone), Justin Gatlin (testosterone) have brushed up against anti doping laws if not bent them in half. Another, the 2000 champion Maurice Greene has faced allegations that he bought banned substances. The New York Times possesses a letter implicating Greene though he has never failed a drug test and vehemently denies using anything illegal. Prior champions were not subjected to anywhere near the stringent testing of the current era. Nor were they the

by Paul Gains subject of disparaging remarks The sharp reader will note Canada’s Donovan Bailey who set a world record of 9.84 seconds when capturing the Atlanta Olympic 100m gold medal in 1996 has, until now, not been mentioned, and, for very good reason. Despite a methodical process involving target testing by Canadian anti-doping authorities he has been declared clean. How about that? If one of our own can claim the most coveted title of “world’s fastest man” is it such a stretch to believe Bolt, a 6’5” phenomenon with the leg speed of a man much shorter can also do it clean? Casey Wade who was Director of Drug Free Sport a branch of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, now admits targeting Bailey in the period leading up to the Atlanta Olympics. At one point a sample collection team arrived unannounced at Bailey’s training site in Austin, Texas and demanded a sample. After completing the process they left the training ground Athletics

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but they didn’t leave Austin. Instead, they checked into a hotel returning the next day to repeat the procedure. These back to back tests were highly irregular but that was the point, try and catch an athlete off guard. “We didn’t want another Ben Johnson situation,” Wade, himself a former national class sprinter and now Executive Director of the Association of National Anti-Doping Agencies, reveals. “We targeted athletes in high risk sports and disciplines and that included the 100m. We went back and tested (Bailey) often. We studied his endocrine profile and there wasn’t any indication of doping. In my expert opinion he was clean.” Bailey has followed Jamaican sprinting for decades and attends the national high school championships in Kingston each year. He believes Bolt is also clean. “You have to give respect to one of those anomalies, one of the greatest athletes that was ever born, like Pele,” Bailey said during a recent telephone interview from Jamaica. “I have watched Usain since he was 13 or 14 25

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ome twelve hours after Usain Bolt’s world 200m record a Berlin newspaper ran a full page cover photo of the sprinter across which, in giant letters, the caption “Bolt - Doping?” was splashed.

years old and he is still doing things now at the same level that he was doing then. He is a freak of nature who is quite blessed.”

A perusal of his early results reveals an incredible talent from the age of 15 onwards. The 2002 IAAF World Junior 200m champion a year later, at the age of 16 he won the IAAF World Youth Championships in 20.40 seconds - into a -1.1 m/second headwind. That was merely a beginning. He ran a world junior record of 20.13 seconds the same year. At the age of 17 he ran 19.93 which remains the world junior 26

At the press conference following the world championship 200m victory Bolt was asked how he responds to those who question whether he is clean or not. He faced the throng of media head on. “If they don’t believe me there’s nothing I can do,” he said calmly. “I keep running hard and training hard. Everybody has their own opinion. I don’t know what else I can do to convince people I am clean. I get tested all the time. I don’t know.” At that same press conference he further inflamed the cynics by hinting he might be able to lower his world 100m record of 9.57 seconds someday. He had been reported as saying he could run 9.4.


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“I said 9.4 would be the limit. I am saying somebody quoted me as saying I could run 9.4,” he declared. “I did not say that. I think 9.4 is the limit, I don’t know if I can do it. I don’t put limits on myself. Anything is possible. I didn’t think I was going to run 19.19.” “I am not in the condition I was in last year (2008). I am really, really tired right now. I keep saying anything is possible. I didn’t know breaking Michael Johnson’s 200m record was possible. I am not going to say I can run under 19 seconds because after that race I don’t think I am going to be able to walk for a day.” Afterwards he probably went searching for the nearest McDonald’s to dine on chicken McNuggets, which he has admitted, constitute his pre-race diet.

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“During my career, I ran fast and set a world record and I did it all clean. This guy is six inches taller than I am, has a longer femur, bigger inseam and he’s quite young and he’s enjoying it. Obviously Usain is big, strong and fast has yet to fully tap his speed. That’s my opinion.”

record. The guy has stood out from the beginning yet can’t catch a break.

Suspicions will likely always follow athletes who rise so much higher than everyone else

Bailey laments the cloud of suspicion following Bolt but empathises. He also worries that Bolt may not receive his just desserts for being the greatest athlete on the planet. “It absolutely does upset me that the stigma of some of the dirty athletes is still carried at this point,” Bailey admits. “I had to live through the major shadow and it probably cost me fifty million in earnings just because I was from the country with the biggest drug story.

saying ‘I support you, I know exactly what you are going through because I have been there.’ I have never touched a drop of anything, and I honestly believe he hasn’t either, I definitely feel he is doing it properly.” There are those who will enjoy Usain Bolt as he continues to dominate sprinting and strives to become a sports legend. But he remains an enigma to many who can’t believe it's possible to run the times he has run. Suffice it to say Bolt is a freak of nature - one fueled by McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets.

“I am one standing next to him

MASTERS ATHLETICS Canadian Masters Track and Field was founded in 1972 by Don Farquharson who was instrumental in forming the World body. The first World Championships were held in Toronto in 1985 and since have been held every two years. The next Worlds will be in Lahti, Finland in 2009. As long as you are a member of Canadian Masters and over age 35 you can compete in any event. There are no guarantees for medals in the 5 year age groups but there is great competition.

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The 2009 season begins with the indoor events through the winter. Ontario has 4 mini-meets all in Toronto followed by a provincial championship March 29th. The other provinces also have indoor competitions planned. The U.S. Indoors Championships will be held March 20-23 at a very fast track in Landover, Maryland and Canadians are always welcome as long as they have Masters membership. If the Worlds are not of interest, there are the Canadian Championships in Kamloops 17-19th July and the U.S. Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 9-12th. If nationals are not of interest how about provincials in most provinces; Ontario is slated for Toronto on July 21st. Challenge yourself to get fit again and compete and experience that P.B. and shake hands with your fellow competitors.

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Varsity Resurrection by Sasha Nagy


riving west along Toronto’s Bloor St. through the ritzy Yorkville shopping district, past the stunning Michael Lee Chin crystal that juts out from the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre comes into view.

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“It only took us 30 years to build this stadium overnight, laughs Georgevski. “I believe right now, the Varsity Centre is a jewel when it comes to a competitive and training track in Canada and in fact North America. “There are not too many places worldwide where December 2009

The new facility at UofT has attracted some of our very best athletes, including Perdita Felicien you can get off the public transportation network, in our case the subway, and walk 30 seconds and you are at one of the most state of the art track and field facilities in the world.” It’s a far cry from the old cinder track that ringed the old Varsity Stadium for many years. Forget holding a competition on the dated surface, it could not even be used for serious training. “The old cinder track was a phenomenal track to compete and train at in the 1960s and 70s, then it became a training track, but as the way finances go at a university, there wasn’t enough to keep it in good training condition. The stadium began to deteriorate,” recounted Georgevski when asked to compare the old with his new sparkling facility. “Finally, in 2007, we opened up this 29

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Ask University of Toronto head coach Carl Georgevski about his plans, and he can’t contain his enthusiasm. Can you blame him? Thanks to the Varsity Centre, a world-class track and field facility The blue-lanes of the running track now at his disposal, Georgevski add catch your attention and as your oversaw two highly successful, eyes linger on the football goalposts and high-profile events in 2009: The bright green field turf that those lanes Festival of Excellence, featuring the encircle, the Toronto downtown skyline only North American appearance comes into view, the CN Tower a fitting of Jamaican sprinting sensation exclamation mark on the sight before Usain Bolt and the 2009 Canadian track and field championships. And there is more to come in 2010 as the national DECADES OF championships COACHING & COMPETITION return to Toronto EXPERIENCE WENT INTO and the Varsity THIS COLLECTION… Centre next YOUR BEST PERFORMANCES summer.

incredible Varsity Centre,” he added. The Varsity Centre is first and foremost a facility belonging to the University of Toronto, built for students and varsity sports teams. During the day, Georgevski explains, it used for teaching purposes, intramurals and varsity sport practices from teams such as football, soccer, field hockey and track and field. In the winter, a bubble is placed over the playing surface, and it is used for intramurals, training and rented out to the community. In addition to the track, the school has completed a throws centre on nearby Trinity Field that rounds out the requirements for all track and field disciplines. The Varsity Centre’s field turf does not allow events like javelin, hammer or discuss to be held inside the stadium.

“Our motto now is Track is Back in Toronto. What we are tying to do,

Back in the 1980s, the University of Toronto Track Club was a model for other clubs in Canada to follow, with seven full-time coaches in place, and countless national team athletes in the fold. Georgevski hopes that the seeds are planted to emulate that success. The club currently has two full-time coaches employed the university, including himself and Jill Mallon. Molly Killingbeck has been added to the fold as the Athletics Canada sprint development coach. Distance coach Peter Pimm is employed by the Friends of Toronto Track and Field, while throws coach Bogdan Poprawski is employed through joint funding from the Friends of Toronto Track and Field and the Canadian Sports Centre, Ontario. As well, long-time Toronto track coaches such as Andy Higgins and Dave Hunt work with the club and provide a wealth of knowledge and track record of success.

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For the first time since he was named head coach at the University of Toronto, Georgevski says he can go with confidence to a young athlete in the Toronto area, regardless of their event specialty, and promise them a top-level training and competitive experience. In addition to coaching, Georgevski is building partnerships with the Canadian Sports Centre, Ontario and the Sports Alliance of Ontario to round out the program. The partnerships allow the athletes access to the sports medicine specialists, physiotherapists, and larger support network. “We can’t do it alone, we all need to come together in order to succeed,” he said. “Back in the old days of Fred Foote and Bill Crothers. They would go to the track and do their workouts and they were able to get to the world class level. Today, you need a support network backing the athlete.” “Very slowly I am trying to build up the coaching staff to the level we were at back in the ’80s and early ’90s. Now that we have the facilities and now that the coaches are being put in place. We are in a position to resurrect track to where it belongs in the GTA.”

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But there is no denying that in the long run, a facility of this quality will pay dividends to the University of Toronto track and field club and to the sport in general in the Greater Toronto Area.

it’s not going to happen overnight. We would like to see the entire GTA grow from a track and field perspective,” he said.

RESULTS 5th Avenue Mile New York: 1. Baddeley GBR 3:51.8; 2. Lomong 3:52.0; 14. Brannen CAN 3:59.1. Kawasaki September 23 SP: 1. Hoffa USA 20.21; 3. Armstrong CAN 19.44; 100H (0.3): 1. Felicien CAN 12.74; 2. Fountain USA 13.15.

Francophone Games, Beirut (LIB) October 1-5: 100 (4.6): 1. B. Meite CIF 10.15w; 2. A. Ouhadi MAR 10.31; 5. Macrozonaris CAN 10.32; 200 (-0.2) 1. Meite 20.37; 2. Buckland 20.59; 400: 1. Milazar MRI 46.00; 2. Gnanligo BEN 46.03; 800: 1. Laalou MAR 1:46.68; 2. Wagne SEN 1:47.48; 1500: 1. Laalou 3:51.59; 2. El Kaam MAR 3:51.85; 3. M. Lincoln CAN 3:53.61; 5000: 1. Boujattaoui MAR 13:42.72; 10,000: 1. Disi RWA 29:38.68; Mar: 1. Laroussi MAR 2:24:08; 3000SC: 1. Chemlal MAR 8:40.18; 2. Boujattaoui 8:41.06; 110H (-0.1): 1. Macleod CAN 13.56*; 2. Mihailescu ROU 13.92; 400H: 1. Bellaabouss FRA 50.23; 2. Maillard FRA 50.35; HJ: 1. Donisan ROU 2.24; 2. Cianci FRA 2.20; 3= Dillon CAN Saint-Jean FRA 2.20; PV: 2. K. Wilson CAN 5.10; 3. D. Foley CAN 5.00; LJ: 1. Berrabah MAR 8.40/1.0; 2. Badji SEN 8.32/1.9; TJ: 1. H. Mamba Schlick CMR 16.78/-0.3; SP: 1. Dauphin FRA 18.62; DT: 1. El Ghazaly EGY 61.01; 2. Ibrahim EGY 59.56; HT: 1. Anani EGY 71.30; 2. Pouzy FRA 68.24; JT: 1. Abdel Rahman EGY 77.33*; 2. Moss


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Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago IL October 11 Men: 1. Samuel Wanjiru KEN 2:05:41; 2. Abderrahim Goumri MAR 2:06:04; 3. Vincent Kipruto KEN 2:06:08; 4. Charles Munyeki KEN 2:07:06; 5. Richard Limo KEN 2:08:43; 6. Wesley Korir KEN 2:10:38; 7. Isaac Macharia KEN 2:11:09; 8. Sergio Reyes USA 2:15:30; 9. Tadese Tola ETH 2:15:48; 10. Massimo Bertocchi won Patrick Rizzo the Francophone Games USA 2:15:48; decathlon Women: 1. Lilliya 59:35 (CR) 2 Benard Kiprop Shobukhova RUS 2:25:56; 2. Kipyego KEN 59:59 3 Dathan Irina Mikitenko GER 2:26:31; 3. Ritzenhein USA 1:00:00 (PB) 4 Lidiya Grigoryeva RUS 2:26:47; Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich KEN 4. Teyba Erkesso ETH 2:26:56; 1:00:08 5 Samuel Tsegay ERI 5. Berhane Adere ETH 2:28:38; 1:00:17 (PB) 6 Wilson Kwambai 6. Deena Kastor USA 2:28:50; 7. Chebet KEN 1:00:59 7 Kiplimo Mizuho Nasukawa JPN 2:29:22; Kimutai KEN 1:01:31 (SB) 8 8. Melissa White USA 2:32:55; Stephen Mokoka RSA 1:01:36 9. Tera Moody USA 2:32:59; 10. 9 Juan Carlos Romero MEX Adriana ROUresults 2:34:07; 25. ForPirtea other 1:01:48 (PB) 10 Sammy Kirop Andree Paquet CAN 2:50:31; Kitwara KEN 1:01:59 55 Matt check out the Athletics 26. Katie Snowden CAN Loiselle CAN 1:04.59; Team: Ontario webpage at: 2:50:39; 33. Brandi Pozniak 1. Kenya 3:01:06; 2. Eritrea CAN 2:53:38. 3:02:39; 3. Ethiopia 3:06:42. Women: 1 Mary Jepkosgei December 2009


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Daegu KOR September 25: 100 (-0.6): 1. Gay 9.94; 2. Powell JAM 10.00.

CAN 75.74; Dec: 1. Bertocchi CAN 8053w; 2. Gourmet BEL 7660; 3. Adjetey-Nelson CAN 7602; 4x100: 1. BUR 39.57 rec; 2. MRI 39.60; 4x400: 1. SEN 3:06.93; 2. MAR 3:07.46; 20kw: 1. Davaux FRA 1:25:35; Women: 100 (2.2): 1. Thibault CAN 11.55w; 200 (4.5): 1. Nadjina CHA 23.09; 2. K. Hyacinthe CAN 23.15; 400: 1. Nadjina 51.01; 2. F. Fall SEN 52.90; 800: 1. S. Ait Hammou MAR 2:02.62; 2. Hachlaf MAR 2:02.76; 1500: 1. Lakhouad MAR 4:21.39; 2. Hilali MAR 4:21.56; 5000: 1. Chaabi MAR 16:23.05; 2. Ouhaddou MAR 16:27.51; 10,000: 1. Mukasakindi RWA 35:32.60; Mar: 1. Nyirabarame RWA 2:44:36; 3000SC: 1. Bobocel ROU 10:05.01; 2. Ouhaddou 10:07.40; 100H (nwi): 1. Davin BEL 13.32; 2. Faye SEN 13.35; HJ: 1. Champion FRA 1.84; 2. Lundmark SUI 1.84; 3. Forrester CAN 1.80; PV: 1. Mathiot FRA 4.25; 2. Duclos-Lasnier CAN 4.20; 3. Wellwood CAN 4.10; LJ: 1. Militaru ROU 6.49w/2.7; TJ: 1. Gladone FRA 13.40/-0.9; 2. Chnaik MAR 13.35w/2.5; SP: 1. Heltne ROU 17.80; 2. Cerival FRA 17.14; 3. Labonte CAN 15.93; DT: 1. Sorescu ROU 54.28; 2. Kragbe CIV 53.68; HT: 1. Montebrun FRA 70.26*; 2. Perie ROU 67.67; 4. Vandervliet CAN 62.10; JT: 1. Agricole SEY 57.48*; 2. Hassan Omar EGY 55.89 rec; Hep: 1.G. Kouassi FRA 5460; 2. J. Cotton CAN 5230; 4x100: 1. CAN 44.78; 2. FRA 45.19; 4x400: 1. CAN

3:35.95; 2. SEN 3:36.27; 10kw: 1. Chaima TUN 48.27 rec. * Championship record.

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