February 24, 2021

CANADIAN TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES EXCITED FOR SPRING WEATHER TO REPLACE INDOOR SEASON'S END

Kieran Lumb of Vancouver trains at altitude in snow

Inspite of the challenges created by the Covid Pandemic, Canadians training north or south of the border are excited that spring weather is just around the corner.

Indoor season as limited as it was, is close to ending and all athletes are hoping the warm weather and the coming vaccinations will allow the Tokyo Olympics to proceed even in some limited fashion.

The Olympic standards are paramount to selection to any national team and meet organizer are searching for ways to provide opportunities in the covid era.

Chris Winter and Nigel Hole

The Achilles International Track and Field Society are meeting next Monday via zoom to hear the plan structured by members, Chris Winter and Nigel Hole for the 2021 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic at Swangard Stadium for June12/13. This could be an important step in qualifying Canadian Athletes for Toyko in July.

Mariah Kelly of Victoria runs 4:10.84 for 1500m in New York
Lauren Gale of Ottawa runs 400m in 52.83 for Colorado State University