Eric Gillis


Posted at 10:26 am on February 5, 2018

One of Canada’s best marathon runners, and a coach at St.FX will be running in the 2018 edition of the Boston Marathon. Eric Gillis will compete as part of the pro-

Eric Gillis

field for the first time in his long and successful running career.

Gillis says his previous two attempts at running the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries during training, so he’s looking forward to seeing and running the historic marathon:
Gillis says that he remembers watching the Boston Marathon as a child, and that sparked his interest in long distance running. Gillis says he has already started training for the event which takes place in mid April.


Posted at 1:17 pm on August 8, 2017

An Antigonish marathon runner and Olympian had to step out of a race this past weekend due to a stomach virus. Eric Gillis was only able to run 30 kilometers of 42 during a Sunday marathon because of a suspected illness travelling through his hotel in London, England.
Gillis was competing in the World track and field championships, and has had a rough year so far; who had to withdraw from the Boston Marathon in April with an Achilles tendon injury.


Posted at 11:25 am on July 25, 2017

Former St. FX Cross Country Standout, Olympian and Antigonish native Eric Gillis has been named a co-captain of Canada’s Track and Field Team for the

Eric Gillis

upcoming world Championships in London.  Gillis finished an incredible 10th overall in the Olympic Marathon last year, Canada’s best ever result in the event since 1976.    Joining Gillis as co-captain is Phylicia George, who advanced to the 100 metre hurdles Olympic final in Rio last year.  The World Championships begin August 5th.


Posted at 10:18 am on June 28, 2016

It was quite a weekend for former St. FX cross-country standout Eric Gillis.  Gillis won back to back 10 kilometre races in the span of 14 hours in two Ontario cities on Saturday.  He first captured the Toronto Waterfront 10 K race and returned to his home in Guelph to win the Canadian Championship.
The two time Olympian is expected to be named to Team Canada next month for the Games in Rio.


Posted at 12:22 pm on October 19, 2015

Antigonish native Eric Gillis has qualified to compete in the Rio Summer Olympics next year.  Gillis finished the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon yesterday in a time of two hours, 11 minutes and 31 seconds.  To qualify, Gillis had to be under the mark of two hours, 12 minutes and 50 seconds.  That doesn’t mean Gillis has made the Olympic team yet, Canada will choose the top three men and women who have achieved the standard.