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Team named for 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Athletics Canada named six athletes today that will represent Canada at the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff, Wales. 2012 Olympian Reid Coolsaet and Canadian marathon record holder Lanni Marchant lead the charge. The 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships take place March 26.   

2016 IAAF World Championships team
Name, hometown, coach, club, affiliation, qualifying time

Men
Reid Coolsaet, Guelph, ON, Dave Scott-Thomas Speed River ON 1:03:37
Robin Watson, London,ON, Pete Watson Unattached BC 1:03:58
Brandon Lord, Sudbury, ON, Pete Watson Unattached BC 1:04:03 

Women
Lanni Marchant, London, ON, Dave Mills London Western ON 1:12:05
Laura Batterink, Port Perry, ON, John Lofranco McGill Olympic QC 1:13:13
Tarah Korir, St. Clements, ON, Ron Mann Unattached Ontario ON 1:13:39 

This initial IAAF World Half Marathon national team project was a resounding success, as 10 women and 11 men met the qualification standard of 1:16:00 and 1:06:00 respectively (see full list below). The top three declared and available athletes were selected for the team. The team is funded in partnership with Athletics Canada’s national 10km, Half-Marathon and Marathon road Championships in Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto respectively. 

Qualifying performances

Men
Reid Coolsaet – 1:03:37
Robin Watson – 1:03:58
Brandon Lord – 1:04:03
Dylan Wykes – 1:04:14
Thomas Toth – 1:04:28
Sami Jibril – 1:04:30
Trevor Hofbauer – 1:04:30
Evan Esselink – 1:04:52
Kip Kangogo – 1:05:02
Eric Gillis – 1:05:31
Kelly Wiebe – 1:05:48 

Women
Natasha Wodak – 1:11:20
Lanni Marchant – 1:12:05
Rachel Hannah – 1:12:25
Sasha Gollish – 1:12:35
Laura Batterink – 1:13:13
Tarah Korir – 1:13:39
Krista DuChene – 1:14:01
Erin Burrett – 1:14:49
Dayna Pidhoresky – 1:15:11
Natasha Labeaud – 1:15:18

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