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