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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

  • Jul 24, 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

 

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)
Mutch, Franklin, White, Bruce, Scott, and Havens, not in order, are all players on theThunder soccer team (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

Mutch, Franklin, White, Bruce, Scott, and Havens, not in order, are all players on theThunder soccer team (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
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)
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)
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)
Malindi has been building grit and strength on the cold, snowy Kelowna rail trail (Malindi Elmore/ @malindielmore)

Kelowna-based Olympians training for Boston

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

Malindi has been building grit and strength on the cold, snowy Kelowna rail trail (Malindi Elmore/ @malindielmore)
Kelowna Olympian Malindi Elmore has been selected to run in the 2022 Boston Marathon (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

Kelowna’s Olympian selected to run in the 2022 Boston Marathon elite women’s field

Malindi Elmore will race in the fastest field in the history of the Boston marathon

Kelowna Olympian Malindi Elmore has been selected to run in the 2022 Boston Marathon (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
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)
Marie Cormack won her age group category in the Calgary Marathon on Sept. 19 in a time of 3:55. More than 4,200 racers participated in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. Cormack’s time qualifies her for the Boston Marathon. (Contributed)

Summerland runner qualifies for Boston Marathon

Marie Cormack competed in Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on Sept. 19.

Marie Cormack won her age group category in the Calgary Marathon on Sept. 19 in a time of 3:55. More than 4,200 racers participated in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. Cormack’s time qualifies her for the Boston Marathon. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz during his MOVE4MOM Mother’s Day run of 101 kilometres along the Okanagan Rail Trail Sunday, May 9. Stankiewicz raised more than $30,000 on the run in memory of his mom, who died of cancer in 2020. Stankiewicz donated the proceeds to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon ‘son’ run raises $30,000 for cancer centre in memory of mom

Oliver Stankiewicz ran 101 kilometres on the Okanagan Rail Trail to raise funds for cancer clinic in honour of mom who died of the disease

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz during his MOVE4MOM Mother’s Day run of 101 kilometres along the Okanagan Rail Trail Sunday, May 9. Stankiewicz raised more than $30,000 on the run in memory of his mom, who died of cancer in 2020. Stankiewicz donated the proceeds to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. (Contributed)
Duncan B.C. native Rick Fall made his way through Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 28, during the early days of his cross-country run, from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Duncan native stretches legs in Salmon Arm during cross-country run for charities

Rick Fall wants to raise $300,000 for Make-A-Wish and Childhood Cancer Canada

Duncan B.C. native Rick Fall made his way through Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 28, during the early days of his cross-country run, from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Longtime Vernon friends Zach Anderson, left, and Justin Mitchell discussed depression on social media. Anderson is in Perth, Australia, where he is partaking in a running event to raise money and awareness of depression in memory of longtime Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, Justin’s father. (Photo contributed)

Man laces up for mental health challenge in honour of former Vernon editor

Zach Anderson, with blessing of Mitchell’s family, raising awareness of depression Down Under

Longtime Vernon friends Zach Anderson, left, and Justin Mitchell discussed depression on social media. Anderson is in Perth, Australia, where he is partaking in a running event to raise money and awareness of depression in memory of longtime Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, Justin’s father. (Photo contributed)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz, centre, with his parents David and Laura. Stankiewicz has created a virtual running/walking event in memory of his mom, Laura, who passed away from cancer in August 2020. The Move4Mom Run goes Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, with Stankiewicz running 100 kilometres in 24 hours. All proceeds from the event will go the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Stankiewicz family photo)

Okanagan man on the move in memory of mom

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz creates virtual fundraising run/walk Move4Mom to be held Mother’s Day

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz, centre, with his parents David and Laura. Stankiewicz has created a virtual running/walking event in memory of his mom, Laura, who passed away from cancer in August 2020. The Move4Mom Run goes Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, with Stankiewicz running 100 kilometres in 24 hours. All proceeds from the event will go the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Stankiewicz family photo)
20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)

Merritt man, Darius Sam, attempts to run 100-miles in 24 hours for addiction awareness

After raising $110,000 for the food bank in his first 100-mile try, Sam is focusing on a new cause

20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)