De Grasse won the 100 in 9.99 as Melissa Bishop broke the meet record with 1:59.32. Brandon McBride won the men's race by almost a second in 1:45.25. In the men's 1500 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot beat out Justin Knight and Nate Brannen and Gabriela Stafford beat out Nicole Sifuentes. Mohammed Ahmed won the 5K with Cam Levins only 7th. *Results
*Canada Names Their Olympic Team We're happy to see they named Lanni Marchant in both the 10K and marathon. Levins not named in either the 5K or 10K even though he had the standard in both from last year.
Despite far exceeding the Olympic standards and even soundly beating Canada's ridiculous extra tough standards, Athletics Canada is saying they may not let Marchant go to Rio in the 10K and marathon, but only the 10K. And they won't tell her either way until July 11th.
*Athletics Illustrated Rips Head Coach Peter Eriksson For Tweeting On The Topic And Then Refusing To Comment To The Media Christopher Kelsall gives a good rundown of the situation and also explains why Canada's "proof of fitness" qualifying requirement should be done away with.
*Candian Running Magazine Article That Broke The Story Marchant has reason to be sore at Athletics Canada. They didn't send her to London 2012 in any event even after she ran 2:31.
Wesley Korir was 9th (29:36). Cherono broke Mary Keitany's CR from last year. Eric Gillis and Lanni Marchant (3rd) were the Canadian national champions. *Full Results
Last year in Toronto, Marchant set the Canadian record and lowered her pb from 2:31:51 to 2:28:00.
After Chiba, she plans on returning to Kenya to train in the winter before focusing on 2014 Commonwealths