Humbled by nationals, Brandon McBride bounces back with 800m gold at NACAC

TORONTO — Brandon McBride always reminds himself that anyone can lose on any given day. It keeps the Canadian middle-distance runner grounded and focused on the hard work needed to reach the sport's pinnacle. The Windsor, Ont., native experienced that firsthand when he was upset by Edmonton's Marco Arop at last month's Canadian championships — […]

Lindsey Butterworth runs 2:00.87 PB to win women's national 800m

Middle-distance runner Lindsey Butterworth continues to inch closer to Canadian history in the 800 metres after posting a personal-best time of two minutes .87 seconds Sunday morning at the national championships in Ottawa. The victory at sun-drenched Terry Fox Stadium automatically qualified the North Vancouver, B.C., resident for the NACAC championships Aug. 10-12 in Toronto […]

Melissa Bishop to race for 800m podium at track and field worlds

Melissa Bishop is anxious to erase the bad memory of a podium miss at last summer’s Rio Olympics in the women’s 800-metre final at the track and field world championships on Sunday (CBCSports.ca, 3:10 p.m. ET). The Canadian-record holder crossed the finish line second on Friday in her semifinal heat behind Ajee Wilson of the […]

Melissa Bishop qualifies for semis after near-fall in 800m heat

Canadian-record holder Melissa Bishop of Eganville, Ont., recovered after nearly being tripped on the first lap of her 800-metre heat on Thursday to finish second and qualify for Friday’s semifinal (CBCSports.ca, 2:35 p.m. ET). The 29-year-old reigning world championship silver medallist held the inside lane for the majority of the race and crossed the line […]

Melissa Bishop sets Canadian record in women's 800m

World silver medallist Melissa Bishop is rounding into form at just the right time, racing to a Canadian record in the 800 metres on Friday. The 28-year-old from Eganville, Ont., ran one minute 57.01 seconds to finish fifth at the Monaco Diamond League meet, squeaking under her previous record of 1:57.02 she set in finishing […]