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Canadian cross country team ready for 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Canada’s best cross country runners will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to compete in the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships on Sunday, March 26. Team members qualified to represent Canada based on their finish at the 2016 Canadian Cross Country Championships that were held in Kingston, Ont., on Nov. 26. 

In 2015 in Guiyang, China, Rachel Hannah and Justyn Knight both finished in 25th place, while the senior women finished 10th in the team competition.

The U20 and senior team raced successfully in Florida earlier this month at the NACAC Cross Country Championships. The team will look to build on those positive results and carry the momentum forward as they race the best in the world in Uganda.

Official website for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Live Video Stream via CBC Olympics (Sunday at 7am EDT)

U20 women 

Name, Hometown, Personal coach
Hannah Bennison, Vernon, B.C., Malinda Elmore
Catherine Beauchemin, Québec, Sylvain Cloutier
Hanna Johnston, Thunder Bay, Ont., Kip Sigsworth
Martha MacDonald, Toronto, Taras Radchenko
Brogan MacDougall, Kingston, Ont., Steve Boyd
Shona McCulloch, Nepean, Ont., Kirk Dillabaugh

U20 men 

Name, Hometown, Personal coach                                    
Andrew Alexander, Toronto, Taras Radchenko
Graham Baird, Pickering, Ont., Edward LaRocque
Jean-Simon Desgagnés, Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que., Félix-Antoine Lapointe
Kieran Lumb, Vancouver, Chris Johnson
Andrew Shepherd, Kitchener, Ont., Tom Fitzgerald
Mitchell Ubene, Tecumseh, Ont., Dave Scott-Thomas

Senior women

Name, Hometown, Personal coach
Lisa Brooking, Orillia, Ont., Mark Bomba
Victoria Coates, Hamilton, Ont., Patrick MacKinnon
Sasha Gollish, Toronto, Ross Ristuccia
Kathryn Harrison, Toronto, Sean Cleary
Claire Sumner, Calgary, Steve Boyd
Julie-Anne Staehli, Lucknow, Ont., Steve Boyd

Senior men 

Name, Hometown, Personal coach
Evan Esselink, Guelph, Ont., Dave Scott-Thomas
Nicholas Falk, Windsor, Ont., Gary Malloy 
Trevor Hofbauer, Burnaby, B.C., Dave Scott-Thomas
Sami Jibril, Toronto, Hugh Cameron
Rory Linkletter, Calgary, Ed Eyestone
Thomas Toth, Lakefield, Ont., Zach Johnson

Support staff

Name, PositionHometown
Gillian Wright, Team manager, Vancouver
Lynn Kanuka, Team head coach, Surrey, B.C.
Félix-Antoine Lapointe, Team coach, Québec
Dr. Melina Thibodeau, Team physician, Victoria
Marcell Meresz, Massage therapist, Guelph, Ont.
Chris Napier, Physiotherapist, Vancouver

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