The Gold Standard from Athletics Canada

The Gold Standard March 2014
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World Indoor Championship starts Friday
The 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championship kicks off in Sopot, Poland this Friday. With 143 countries and almost 600 athletes expected to compete in Poland, this will mark one of the largest indoor championships in the events 29-year history.

Nine Canadians are in action over three days of competition:

Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., kicks off the Canadian action on Friday with the pentathlon 60-metre hurdles which runs at 12:00 local time (6:00am ET).

The heptathlon, featuring London, Ont.’s Damian Warner, begins with the 60-metres on Friday at 12:10 local time (6:10am ET).

Nathan Brannen of Cambridge, Ont., will run in the 1500-metres heats Friday at 12:25 local time (6:25am ET). The women’s heats featuring Nicole Sifuentes of Winnipeg, Man., are at 19:35 local time (1:35pm ET).

Calgary, Alta.’s Jenna Westaway‘s 800-metres heats get underway at 13:00 local time (7:00am ET).

The 60-metres heats featuring TJ Lawrence of Toronto, Ont., and Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, Ont., take place Friday at 18:35 local time (12:35pm ET).

Closing out competition on Friday is Cameron Levins of Black Creek, B.C., whose heats are at 20:25 local time (2:25pm ET).

Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., will take part in the High Jump qualification on Saturday at 12:05 local time (6:05am ET).

For the complete schedule of Canadians in Action, including eastern times please click here. Don’t forget Eastern Savings time ends on Sunday – in Poland it does not take effect until later in March.


Aaron Brown is the BioSteel Athlete of the Month
Toronto, Ontario’s Aaron Brown is the BioSteel Athlete of the Month for March 2014. Aaron recently broke the Canadian indoor 200-metres record held by Bruny Surin since 1998. Aaron’s time of 20.53 seconds surpassed the 20.66 record that stood for over 15 years.
The deadline to register for the AC Indoor Open is this Friday March 7. Click here to register.

The AC Indoor Open is a Canadian Championship for youth and junior athletes and will feature a number of Olympians and World Championship national team members in invitational events.

Among the list of confirmed elites include:

3 Canadians at the IAAF World Race Walk Challenge
Three athletes represented Canada at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walk Challenge in the 20km event in Chihuahua, Mexico on February 22. A top the finishers was Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., who finished fifth in 1:23:31. Inaki Gomez of Vancouver, B.C., was eighth in 1:24:22. Benjamin Thorne of Kitimat, B.C., did not finish the race.


201.jpg We are LIVE! The 2014 Canadian Championship website is online with all the information you are looking for including the Technical Manual and Schedule. Visit for the latest.

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