Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Canada looking for strong performances in Japan at Chiba Ekiden

November 22, 2011
Canada looking for strong performances in Japan at Chiba Ekiden
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada has sent a contingent of eight athletes to Japan to compete tomorrow in the 23rd annual International Chiba Ekiden Road Race Relay.  The unique marathon distance road race relay features mixed men’s and women’s teams running six alternate legs.
The Chiba Ekiden relay will unfold in the following order: men’s 5km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km and then ending with a women’s 7.195km leg. Canada will face strong competition from twelve nations including the host country, China, Kenya, the United States, Romania and Russia.
Team Leader, Thelma Wright comments on the Canadian team, “Our young team is up to the challenge and will be looking for personal bests and a strong team result against some of the world’s best”. Wright adds, “Experienced Chiba returnees Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak along with 2011 Canadian cross-country team members Kate Vaughan and Derek Snider will be joined by 2008 Olympian Taylor Milne and 2009 World Championship team member Rob Watson, Dayna Pidhoresky and young upcoming road racer Terence Attema”.  
Athletics Canada l2011 Chiba Ekiden Road Race Team
Personal Coach
Terence Attema
Smithville, Ont.
Stuart Galloway
Lanni Marchant
London, Ont.
Dave Mills
Taylor Milne
Guelph, Ont.
Dave Scott-Thomas
Dayna Pidhoresky
Tecumseh, Ont.
Josh Seifarth
Derek Snider
Lindsay, Ont.
Dave Scott-Thomas
Kate Vaughan
St. John's, Nfld.
Fabien Basset
Rob Watson
Guelph, Ont.
Dave Scott-Thomas
Natasha Wodak
Port Moody, B.C.
Brit Townsend

Integrated Support Team

Thelma Wright
Team Leader
Vancouver, B.C.
Chris Moulton
Team Coach
Hamilton, Ont.
Ron O'Hare
Aurora, Ont.

Robyn Woods
Assistant, Communications and Events
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 x.3334