Doug Harrison

Doug Harrison has covered the professional and amateur scene as a senior writer for CBC Sports since 2003. Previously, the Burlington, Ont., native covered the NHL and other leagues for Faceoff.com. Follow the award-winning journalist @harrisoncbc

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Simon Whitfield credits play with pals for putting him on road to Olympic Hall

Simon Whitfield, who made history as the first Olympic champion in men's triathlon in 2000, was among seven people and two teams inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame on Wednesday in Toronto.

Canadian marathoners Trevor Hofbauer, Dayna Pidhoresky are Olympic-bound

Trevor Hofbauer and Dayna Pidhoresky were the top Canadian male and female finishers at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, securing automatic berths for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Levins prioritizes Olympic berth over Canadian record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C., will run his second Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, but his primary focus won't be lowering his Canadian-record time from a year ago. "I'll be perfectly satisfied if I qualify for the Olympics," he says.

Moh Ahmed lowers Canadian record in world 10,000-metre final

Distance runner Moh Ahmed, who broke the Canadian record in the men's 10,000 metres at the 2017 world championships, lowered his personal-best time in the final at this year's worlds to 26 minutes 59.35 seconds for a sixth-place finish on Sunday.

DeBues-Stafford runs Canadian-best 3:56.12 for 6th place in world 1,500m final

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford trimmed nearly four seconds off her Canadian record in the 1,500 metres, clocking 3:56.12 to place sixth in the women's final at the track and field world championships on Saturday.
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Canadian women to run for world gold in 4x400-metre relay

Running anchor in the women's 4x400-metre heats at the track and field world championships, Sage Watson helped the Canadian team reach the finish line third in a season-best three minutes 25.86 seconds and qualify for Sunday’s final at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Canada's Damian Warner, Pierce LePage 1-2 after 5 events of men's world decathlon

A seemingly exhausted Damian Warner, who gritted his teeth down the straightaway and covered 400 metres in 48.12 seconds, will carry a 27-point lead over fellow Canadian Pierce LePage into the final day of the world decathlon on Thursday.
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Sage Watson shatters Canadian hurdles record en route to 400m world final

Sage Watson of Medicine Hat, Alta., ran the 400-metre hurdles in 54.32 seconds on Wednesday to take down Rosey Edeh's 23-year-old Canadian record and secure a spot in the women's final at the track and field world championships on Friday.
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Canada's Mike Mason clinches berth in high jump world final

Three-time Olympic high jumper Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., cleared 2.29 metres on Tuesday to finish sixth among the 12 qualifiers for Friday's final at the track and field world championships.

De Grasse wins silver in 200 metres for 2nd medal of world championships

Andre De Grasse accelerated on the straightaway and reached the finish line in 19.95 seconds to earn a silver medal in the men's 200-metre final at the track and field world championships in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday.

Canada's Moh Ahmed wins bronze medal in men's 5,000 metres at track worlds

Canada's Moh Ahmed stumbled after being clipped by an opponent late in the men's 5,000-metre final at the track and field world championships but recovered to reach the podium, earning a bronze medal in a time of 13 minutes 1.11 seconds on Monday in Doha, Qatar.
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De Grasse, Brown to sprint for gold in 200 metres at track worlds

Andre De Grasse, who already boasts a bronze medal from the 100 metres at this year’s track and field world championships, will be vying for gold in the 200 on Tuesday. And he’ll be joined by reigning Canadian champion Aaron Brown.

'I expected a lot more from myself,' pole vaulter Newman says of placing 5th at worlds

Alysha Newman cleared 4.80 metres to threaten her Canadian record but was kept off the pole vault podium for the second time in as many trips to the track and field world championships.

Canada's Krista DuChene wins masters division at Berlin Marathon

Krista DuChene of Brantford, Ont., won the masters (40-and-over) division at Sunday's Berlin Marathon and finished 12th overall on the women's side in a time of two hours 32 minutes 27 seconds, her first sub-2:34:00 performance since 2015 in Rotterdam.

De Grasse sprints to bronze as Coleman blazes to 100m world title

Andre De Grasse said he needed to "lay it all out" on the track in the men's 100-metre final on Saturday and the Markham, Ont., sprinter did just that, setting a personal-best time of 9.90 seconds to earn a bronze medal at the world championships. American Christian Coleman also ran a PB in a winning time of 9.76.