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Athletics Canada broadcasts Canadian group for World Mountain and Path Championships

A group of six ladies and 12 males are headed to Chiang Mai, Thailand to compete within the first-ever World Mountain and Path Championships. Mountain and path world championships have traditionally been held individually.

Canada’s athletes will race within the ladies’s and males’s classes in all 4 of the championship’s senior-level occasions: the 80K and 40K path races, the basic up and down occasion and the uphill-only mountain race (additionally known as vertical climb). Some athletes, like Squamish, B.C.’s Alexandre Ricard,  will race in a number of occasions. Ricard will compete in each the vertical climb and basic up and down championships.

Alexandre Ricard Team Canada running Squamish Chief
Alexandre Ricard coaching on the Squamish Chief Photograph: Instagram/alexandrericard

Staff Canada head coach Adrian Lambert shared that whereas the occasion’s newness makes it tough to know what the calibre of competitors might be, he expects his athletes to deal with one of the best.  “We’re sending a really robust group, so we’re hopeful to complete inside the highest 10 in our occasions,” Lambert stated. “Canada has traditionally competed nicely in each the Path and Mountain Working Championships on the World stage, and we hope to proceed that on the mixed championships.”

Calum Neff
Calum Neff is thought for his quick highway racing Photograph: Instagram/calumneff

The group boasts some completed athletes and well-known names–on the boys’s facet, Calum Neff beforehand held the Canadian 50K file, and is thought for his record-breaking stroller-pushing marathons. Teammate Ricard not too long ago received the 23K race on the Squamish 50 path occasion. “Ricard is an unstoppable power on uphill races in the meanwhile, It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how he stacks up in opposition to one of the best on the planet,” stated Lambert.

Photograph: Mundo Sport Pictures

On the ladies’s facet, Sasha Gollish will head to the occasion after a exceptional grasp’s season. Already the ladies’s over-40 indoor mile world file holder, and a Staff Canada member on the 2022 NACAC Half-Marathon championship, Gollish confirmed her wide-ranging ability set as soon as once more this previous weekend by profitable the Vertical Climb on the Canadian Mountain and Path Working Championships in Vernon, B.C.

Staff Canada athletes and their occasions

Alexandre Ricard  Males’s Basic Uphill & Basic Up & Down
Calum Neff  Males’s Brief Path (40km)
Dany Racine Males’s Brief Path (40km)
David Jeker Males’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Jean-Philippe Thibodeau Males’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Jeffery Campbell Males’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Kris Swanson Uphill & Basic Up & Down
Martin Dagenais Males’s Brief Path (40km)
Mathieu Dubé Males’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Matt Tribe Males’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Remi Leroux Males’s Basic Uphill & Basic Up & Down
Shaun Stephens-Whale Males’s Basic Uphill & Basic Up & Down

Joannie Desroches Girls’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Kelsey Lepard Girls’s Brief Path (40km)
Kerri Labrecque Girls’s Vertical Uphill
Maika Lamoureux Girls’s Lengthy Path (80km)
Sasha Gollish Girls’s Basic Uphill & Basic Up & Down
Shannon Penway Girls’s Basic Uphill & Basic Up & Down

For extra info on the occasion and to see race schedules, you’ll be able to head right here.



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