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Statement from Derek Drouin about withdrawing from the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships

I’m really disappointed not to be able to compete on Saturday. I’ve been dealing with a nagging Achilles issue and my doctor decided this morning that it wasn’t in the best interests of my health to compete in Ottawa.  The Canadian Track & Field Championships are a competition that I look forward to every year. We don’t get a whole lot of chances to compete in Canada. There’s not a whole lot of opportunities for my family and friends to watch me. It’s disappointing on a number of levels, but I keep reminding myself that the IAAF World Championships in London is the focus of the season. I’m confident that with this decision, I’ll be ready to defend my world title.

Derek Drouin

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