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Weekend preview: Canadian Olympians racing in California and Europe

The outside racing season is nicely underway, and past the Diamond League, Canadians are lining up at numerous places this weekend. From Los Angeles to Prague, there are a number of massive races as athletes look to attain world normal forward of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest in August.

Sound Operating Monitor Fest, Might 6

There’s a significantly robust contingent of Canadians operating the 1,500m and 5,000m this weekend in LA. Gabriela DeBues-Stafford is operating her first race since her damage in 2022, and Ben Flanagan is ready to proceed an already spectacular run of races with a 5,000m. Just some weeks in the past, Flanagan raced the B.A.A. 5K, ending second in a Canadian document. 

In American information, phenom Katelyn Tuohy seems to be to take a run at Jenny Simpson’s collegiate document of 15:01.70. The NC State runner is a multi-time NCAA champion who might add “sub-15 runner” to her resume on Saturday. 

800m: Addy Townsend of Coquitlam, B.C.

1,500m: Charlie Dannatt, Regan Yee, Robert Heppenstall, Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, Kieran Lumb 

5,000m: Erin Teschuk, Jessy Lacourse, Thomas Fafard, Nick Bannon, Julie-Anne Staehli, Ben Flanagan, Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

3,000m steeplechase: Ceili McCabe, Jean-Simon Desgagnes

10,000m: Mike Tate

Full particulars, begin lists and schedule might be discovered right here. The reside stream is pay-per-view, offered by Tracklandia. Hyperlink to observe might be discovered right here.

Prague Marathon, Might 7

Over in Europe, Ben Preisner and Justin Kent might be lining up on the Prague Marathon within the Czech Republic on Sunday morning. Preisner has run the fourth-fastest marathon of any Canadian, behind Cam Levins, Trevor Hofbauer and Jerome Drayton. Preisner ran a 1:02:42 on the Houtson Half in January.

Outcomes, schedule and race particulars might be discovered right here.

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