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Posted: November 4, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Canada names Chiba Ekiden Team

Wednesday, November 04, 2009:

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today that team that will compete at the 2009 Chiba Ekiden Road Race Relay in Chiba-City, Japan on November 23.

Held annually since 1988, with mixed gender events beginning in 2007, this road race relay covers the full marathon distance with a men’s 5km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km, women’s 5km, men’s 10km and finally a women’s 7.195km leg.

Canadian team leader Thelma Wright comments, “The Chiba Ekiden allows a highly competitive opportunity for our top Road Runners and a chance to test their fitness against some of the world’s best endurance athletes in this unique mixed relay format. With the experienced athletes selected, the team plans to  improve significantly on last year’s 9th place finishing time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 56 seconds.”

2009 Chiba Ekiden Road Race Team



Personal Coach

Marilyn Arsenault

Victoria, BC

Jon Brown

Reid Coolsaet

Hamilton, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Malindi Elmore

Calgary, AB

Mike Van Tighem

Megan Metcalfe

Edmonton, AB

Sean Cleary

Richard Mosley

Coquitlam, BC

Richard Lee

Steve Osaduik

Langley, BC

Richard Lee

Denise Robson

Halifax, NS

Cliff Mathews

Dylan Wykes

Kingston, ON

Steve Boyd

 Integrated Support Team




Thelma Wright

Team Leader

Vancouver, BC

Richard Lee

Team Coach

Port Coquitlam, BC

Ron O’Hare


Aurora, ON

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