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The #ACRoadtoTokyo starts now

Tokyo 2020 is less than two years away, now is a great time to start to meet some of the new faces on the scene looking to make their mark in Tokyo while getting reacquainted with some of the familiar faces in the sport. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, visit AthleticsCanada.TV as we officially kick-off the #ACRoadtoTokyo with 13 short videos featuring some of the biggest names in the sport.

“Heading into Rio 2016, we gave fans the opportunity to get to know a number of athletes with the #ACRoadtoRio Series,” said Athletics Canada’s Chief Operating Officer Mathieu Gentès. “The mini-series proved to be a huge success with the rapid growth of AthleticsCanada.TV and the love affair we saw develop between athletes and fans across Canada throughout the Games. We’re taking it one-step further by introducing you to a new generation of stars, such as Rachel Cliff and Jared Kerr, while telling deeper and more meaningful stories of those you already know and love, such as Andre De Grasse and Alysha Newman.”

The first round of videos will run between Nov. 7 and Feb. 6 with more to come later in 2019 and into 2020. 

Videos will be linked below as they are launched. 

Date

Athlete

Primary event

Personal best

Nov. 7

Gabriela Stafford

1500m

4:03.55

Nov. 14

Kate Van Buskirk

5000m

15:16.34

Nov. 21

Rachel Cliff

10000m

31:56.86

Nov. 28

Evan Dunfee

50km Race walk

3:41:38

Dec. 5

Brandon McBride

800m

1:43.20

Dec. 12

Andre De Grasse

100m

9.91

Dec. 19

Alysha Newman

Pole vault

4.75m

Jan. 9

Aaron Brown

100m 

9.96

Jan. 16

Shawn Barber

Pole vault

5.93m

Jan. 23

Phylicia George

100mH

12.65

Jan. 30

Jared Kerr

Long jump

8.14m

Feb. 6

Brittany Crew

Shot put

18.60m

Feb. 19

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

1500m

3:34.23

Viewers will also be able to tune in to AthleticsCanada.tv Saturday, Nov. 24, when distance runners from across Canada hit the trail in Kingston, Ont., at the 2018 Canadian Cross Country Championships.

2019 AthleticsCanada.TV broadcast schedule

Hershey Indoor Championships (U16, U18, U20)

March 16-17

Montreal

BC High School Championships (BC High School Sport)

May 30 – June 1

Kelowna

Alberta High School Championships (ASAA)

June 7-8

Calgary

Ontario High School Championships (OFSAA)

June 6-8

Guelph

Harry Jerome

July 1

Burnaby

Athletics Ontario U20 and Open Championships 

July 12-14

Toronto

Canadian Track & Field Championships and World Trials

July 25-28

Montreal

Ontario Cross Country Championships (OFSAA)

TBD

TBD

Canadian Cross Country Championships

November 30

Abbotsford

 

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