Race Weekend podium & Canadian 10k title for Ottawa-trained runner
Updated On: June 13, 2015
University of Ottawa grad Lanni Marchant finished 3rd in the Ottawa Race Weekend 10 km event on May 23. Marchant’s time of 31 minutes 49 seconds gave her a 10-second gap over the next-best Canadian to earn the title of national champion.
FISU Games and international events beckon for many local athletes
Created On: June 13, 2015
A pile of Ottawa athletes are set to wear Team Canada colours internationally in the coming months.
Disappointing IAAF World Relays for local runners
Updated On: May 6, 2015
Ottawa native Rachel Aubry moved Canada into a podium position with a lap to go in the women’s 4x800 m event but wound up finishing 6th at the IAAF World Relays in Bahamas.
Strivin’ for fitness
Updated On: May 6, 2015
With over 700 participants in this year’s event, Alive to Strive broke the $100,000 fundraising mark for its active living grant program, while also collecting over $50,000 for kidney-friendly charities in the last 5 years.
Ottawa Lion runner begins road to Rio with fundraiser
Updated On: April 9, 2015
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 4x400-metre relay competitor Mike Robertson of the Ottawa Lions has launched a “Road to Rio” fundraiser at makeachamp.com/michaelrobertson to help with his costs this season as he begins his quest to appear at the 2016 Olympic Games, with hopeful stops at the Penn and World Relays and Pan Am Games before then.
Palamar breaks 4-minute mile barrier
Updated On: March 11, 2015
Ottawa Lions runner Adam Palamar joined the exclusive sub-4-minute mile club on Feb. 14 while competing at the Iowa State Classic.
Canadian marathon record holder sets up camp in Ottawa
Updated On: February 11, 2015
Ottawa is probably at the bottom of most people’s lists of places they’d like to go to escape the cold in winter. The exception to that rule happens to be the Canadian women’s marathon record holder.
Ottawa Lion qualifies for world junior cross-country championships
Updated On: January 12, 2015
Claire Smith of the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club has earned a trip to the continental cross-country running championships as well as March’s world juniors in China.
Glebe dominates OFSAA XC to win grand aggregate gold
Updated On: November 12, 2014
Set on the University of Waterloo campus and amid a plethora of puddles brought by recent rains, a tsunami going by the name of Glebe Collegiate Institute overtook the OFSAA Cross-Country Running Championships on Nov. 1.
Two-time NC champ boosts Glebe's powerful senior boys' side
Created On: October 26, 2014
Why mess with success? That's a guiding philosophy for Farah Abdulkarim, when it comes to pre-race breakfasts, anyhow. So, for the second year in a row, it was his mom's "Somalian crêpes” with tea and honey in the morning, and then a national capital high school cross-country running championships senior boys' gold medal in the afternoon.