Training Canada Names 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championship Team

Canada Names 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championship Team

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Earlier today Athletics Canada named the qualifying members of the 2016 IAAF World Championship Marathon Team. The championships will be taking place on Cardiff, Wales on March 26th. Leading the team is Canadian marathon record holder Lanni Marchant and 2012 Olympian Reid Coolsaet.

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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

According the Athletics Canada,

“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.”

Here is the list of the qualifying performances for the men and women this year:

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