News

DuChene, Toth and Jibril headline 2016 Canadian Half Marathon Championship

Krista DuChene of Brantford, Ont., Thomas Toth of Lakefield, Ont., and Sami Jibril of Toronto, Ont., headline a talented group of distance runners competing Sunday, May 29 at the 2016 Canadian Half Marathon Championships. This marks the second year that the championship event takes place in conjunction with the Calgary Marathon’s Centaur Subaru Half Marathon. For those not in Calgary, the Canadian Half Marathon Championships will be webcast live on AthleticsCanada.tv.

In the women’s championship race, Krista DuChene, who has achieved the Olympic marathon standard, is the class of the field. DuChene has looked strong this spring, winning the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal and finishing second in Around the Bay. The half marathon national championship is a great way to test her fitness as she builds towards representing Canada in Rio.

Also setting their sights on the title are: 2015 IAAF Cross Country national team member Natasha LaBeaud of Kelowna, B.C.; 2:37 marathoner, Erin Burrett of Nanaimo, B.C., and Emily Setlack of Cold Lake, Alta.

In the men’s division, Thomas Toth was a pleasant surprise at the Chevron Houston Half Marathon earlier this season when he ran 1:04:28. Unheralded before that result, Toth will get a challenge from Sami Jabril. Jibril represented Canada as part of the 2014 Chiba Ekiden marathon Relay, and was only two seconds behind Toth in Houston.

Others looking to challenge include: Yussuf Abdusalem of Winnipeg, Man.; Terrence Attema of Abbotsford, B.C.; Seth Marcaccio of London, Ont., and John Mason of Drumbo, Ont.

For more information on Athletics Canada’s 2016 Canadian Half Marathon Championship, including webcast info, results and elite start lists please visit the event webpage.

Back to releases

Last Tweet

@AthleticsCanada
More Tweets

AC on Instagram

  • Be sure to tune into @cbcolympics and watch Day 1 of #iaafworldrelays tonight.
  • What are you looking forward to most at the IAAF 🌎 Relays?
  • #Repost @timmaythrows
・・・
#tbt to last year at Kansas.  If you guys want to watch this awesome event then follow @rcrouser cause he will be streaming it live tomorrow. 530 eastern time but might change due to weather.  Def check it out !
#shotput #kansas #lawrence #nike #athleticscanada
  • 🇨🇦♥️Marathon
  • Thanks to all the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans that made 2016 a very special year. Full list of award winners at athletics.ca
  • Congratulations to Andre @De6rasse, he is Athletics Canada’s Jack W. Davis Award winner / Overall Athlete of the Year. Andre became the first 🇨🇦 track & field athlete since Phil Edwards in 1932 to win 3 medals at a single Olympic Games. 100m 🥉, 200m 🥈, 4x100m Relay 🥉
  • Team 🇨🇦 putting in work to get ready for the @iaaf_athletics World Relays. @buckkyjr-->@boladicus
  • The winner of the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy/Athletics Canada Outstanding Performance of the Year is Derek Drouin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Drouin won Olympic 🥇 in commanding fashion with first attempt clearances up to the winning height of 2.38 metres.
  • Now until April 20, take 25% off all #TeamCanada rain gear, running jackets and pants: shop.athletics.ca
Discount code: GetAfterIt 
Profitez de 25 % d’escompte sur tous les imperméables, vestes & pantalons de #TeamCanada: shop.athletics.ca
Code d’escompte : GetAfterIt
  • Congrats to Rachel Hannah on being the top 🇨🇦 finisher in 23rd in a time of 2:41:22 at the 2017 @bostonmarathon. (📸: @canadianrunning)
  • #Repost @tafphoto
・・・
Andre De Grasse @de6rasse runs a leg of the 4x200m at the Mt. SAC Relays.
  • The winner of the Chantal Petitclerc Award / 2016 @AthleticsCanada Wheelchair Athlete of the Year is Michelle Stilwell. Michelle won🥇in both the T52 100-metres & 400-metres at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
  • #Repost @urimiscott
・・・
@ndsifuentes wins the #BAA Mile!
  • Congratulations to Derek Drouin, he is AC’s F.N.A. Rowell Trophy / Field Athlete of the Year. Derek won the 🥇 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
  • #Repost @olympics
・・・
The first ever Olympic Games Closing Ceremony was held 121 years ago today. #Athens1896
More moments

Visit our E-store

Follow us!