How the coronavirus is effecting Track and Field
The rapid spread of coronavirus has caused numerous changes in the 2020 racing season. News of events being cancelled or postponed is breaking daily. We will keep you up todate on breaking news.
What Athletics Canada has told Olympic hopefuls
Athletics Canada has told runners that they’re to keep training as normal so long as they’re healthy. However, if they’re out of the country, they’re to return immediately. Failure to comply could result in suspension of funds and Athletics Canada resources. Athletics Canada also cancelled all of their training camps for this spring.
While runners are expected to train as normal, most facilities have closed, so people are getting creative. From home gyms, to spin bikes, to shoveling tracks–runners are doing the best with the situation they’ve been given.
As of now, the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials are expected to continue as normal. They’re set to begin on June 25.
Track meets that have been cancelled.- Three Diamond League events: Qatar (April 17) and China (May 9 and 16) have all been cancelled, Shanghai has been rescheduled to August 13, NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships (March 12-14, June 10-13), Florida Relays (March 29 – Apr 5), Penn Relays (April 23-25), WPA (World Para Athletics) Grand Prix, Italy (May 22 – 24).
posted Wednesday March 18th