The 35th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic will feature the China vs Canada Team Sprint Challenge for the Pacific World Cup on June 26 and 27at the newly reconstructed track at Swangard Stadium. Look for fast times on this Rekortan M99 synthetic surface.
The Team Sprint Challenge will include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m for men and women. Many consider the 4x100m to be the ultimate test of team work as the exciting exchanges are the big threat for disqualification.
Team China is leading Team Canada in two of the past three years. The battle for the Pacific World Cup will provide an opportunity to even the score for the men’s 4x100m. Simon Nathan, Athletics Canada’s High Performance Director said in regards to team selection, “As a result of injuries or similar issues we may have to switch athletes at relatively short notice.”
At the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing Team China won the silver medal in the men’s 4x100m with their time of 38.01 edging Team Canada to the bronze medal with 38.13
Canada had bested the Chinese sprinters at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a new Canadian record of 37.64 and the bronze medal just ahead of their rival’s 4th place 37.82
China’s sprinters shocked the world in 2017 at the Diamond League meet in Monaco with their victory in the men's 4x100m relay at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco. The Chinese quartet won the title in 38.19 seconds, overpassing strong rivals of Team USA, Team Canada and Team France.
The 2017 Jerome Classic was sold out almost 3 weeks before the event.
It is recommended that fans get their tickets online early as a sell out is expected.
Best times for Team China 4x100m men plus international ranking
2015 37.92 2nd World Championships
2016 37.82 4th Olympics
2017 38.20 4th World Championships
Best times for Team Canada 4x100m men plus international ranking
2015 38.13 3rd World Championships
2016 37.64 3rd Olympics
2017 38.48 6th World Championships
Ticket Prices Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classsic
Tickets For Adults, $45 For Both Days, $25 For A Single Day
Tickets For Youth (4-17 Years) $19 For Both Days, $11 For A Single Day
Tickets For Families, $96 For Both Days, $58 For A Single Day
Tickets For VIP Hospitality $115 For Two Days, $75 For One Day
Preferred Seating $75 For Two Days, $45 For One Day
Adult Group $16 A Day
Youth Group $9 A Day
All Ticket Packages are available at www.harryjerome.com