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Kelowna’s Jerome Blake sprints to gold at Worlds

Blake and his teammates dropped out of the Commonwealth Games

 

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis

De Grasse leads Canada to men’s 4x100m relay gold at world championships

Canadians set a national record and world-leading time of 37.48 seconds Saturday

 

The photo finish shows Canada taking gold in the men’s 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon July 15-25, 2022 (World Athletics photo finish)

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake sprints to victory with team Canada

The World Athletics Championship is being held in Oregon July 15-25, 2022

 

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
The Dirty Mutter is coming to Kelowna on Aug. 20 (Rescue Ranch/Submitted)
The Dirty Mutter is coming to Kelowna on Aug. 20 (Rescue Ranch/Submitted)
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon triathlon makes successful return, despite no swim

After poor water quality closes Kin Beach, Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon goes to run-bike-run race

Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
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Kelowna’s Blake, Gay to represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games run from July 28 to August 8

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Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Lake Country runners Conquer the Lake in support of KidSport

Runners had the choice of a one mile fun run, a 5 km run, or a half-marathon

Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Grade four students Kennedy Mutch, Mielle Tetreau, Reid Franklin, Kali White, Campbell Bruce, Presley Scott and Halle Havens, not in order, from AME and Chute Lake Elementary raced at the Kelowna District track meet at Apple Bowl Stadium (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Soccer girls are fastest at Kelowna Apple Bowl track meet

The athletes attribute their speed to training with their undefeated soccer team, the Thunder

Grade four students Kennedy Mutch, Mielle Tetreau, Reid Franklin, Kali White, Campbell Bruce, Presley Scott and Halle Havens, not in order, from AME and Chute Lake Elementary raced at the Kelowna District track meet at Apple Bowl Stadium (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Spirit of Syilx Unity Run

From Kamloops to Penticton: three-day run between residential schools

Raising awareness about violence and suicide in Okanagan Nation Alliance

Spirit of Syilx Unity Run
Hungry Hungry half-marathon route

Road closures in place for half-marathon in Kelowna

The event is taking place on Saturday, June 4 from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hungry Hungry half-marathon route
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz plans to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon man’s endurance fundraiser moving along nicely

Oliver Stankiewicz had completed 48 kilometres of planned 100 km (or more) by 9 a.m. Sunday, raising $$ for VJHF

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz plans to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
About 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, six runners remained on the BC Backyard Ultra in Salmon Arm, with Ihor Verys from Chilliwack, left, in the lead and Daylan Wizniuk from Camrose, at right, as they head out for Lap 29. Verys completed another 10 laps to win. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Winner of Salmon Arm’s BC Backyard Ultra keeps running for 39 hours

Chilliwack man completes 261.3 kilometres while running day and night for 2 days

About 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, six runners remained on the BC Backyard Ultra in Salmon Arm, with Ihor Verys from Chilliwack, left, in the lead and Daylan Wizniuk from Camrose, at right, as they head out for Lap 29. Verys completed another 10 laps to win. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
(Brittany Webster - Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Cherry Blossom Triathlon sees sunshine for returning race

The race was a success after two years of pandemic cancellations

(Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)

Okanagan Olympians succeed at the Boston Marathon

Hofbauer and Elmore trained in the Okanagan for the Boston Marathon

Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
Malindi Elmore set a new Canadian women course record (Jensen Edwards/Submitted)
Trevor Hofbauer running at the Apple Bowl Stadium in Kelowna (Alex Senger/Contributed)

Two Kelowna Olympians get ready to race in the Boston Marathon

The pair fueled their marathon training with PB and J sandwiches and oatmeal

Trevor Hofbauer running at the Apple Bowl Stadium in Kelowna (Alex Senger/Contributed)
Trevor Hofbauer represented Canada at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and is training in Kelowna for the 2022 Boston marathon (Dave Holland, @davehollandpics)

Kelowna-based Olympians training for Boston

The two Canadian representatives in the 2022 Boston marathon are training in Kelowna

Trevor Hofbauer represented Canada at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and is training in Kelowna for the 2022 Boston marathon (Dave Holland, @davehollandpics)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)

Cross-country runners from Salmon Arm schools speed to spectacular season

Four Salmon Arm Secondary teams, two individuals from Shuswap Middle School off to Provincials

Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)