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One fine morning

August 9, 2012

Quiet morning here in the Athlete’s Village

That’s a picture of the Canada building.  I’m staying right behind the tower in townhouse #6 with 7 other track athletes.  Townhouse #6 is killing it by the way, check out the results so far…

Mo Ahmed: 28:13 in the 10,000 for 18th place and he’s still in University.

Cam “MF” Levins: 27:40 for 10th place in the 10,000m and has qualified for Saturday’s 5000m final with a PB (13:18).

Geoff Harris: Breaks 1:46 for the first time and qualified for the semi-finals in the 800.

Nate Brannen: Although bad luck struck Nate when he tripped up with the gangliest 1500m runner ever he easily made the semi’s and was poised to make the final.  Heartbreaking actually. But 3:39 after hitting the track and getting stabbed by a French dude’s spikes is pretty badass.

Alex Genest: Hung with the lead pack in the steeple semi’s right until the the end and narrowly missed the final. Seasonal Best (8:22).

Derek Drouin: BRONZE medal in the High Jump!

Eric and I will have to dig deep on Sunday morning to keep the momentum of townhouse #6 rolling.

Three more runs, three more sleeps…

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10 Comments
  1. Shannon permalink
    August 9, 2012 8:41 am

    EEK I am So excited to watch 3 awesome Canadian’s KILL the marathon course on Sunday…..

  2. August 9, 2012 10:29 am

    Reid, All my friends and relatives will be watching on Sunday. I will be up at 5:00 and just want to wish you all the best. Love, Nornee

  3. Matthew permalink
    August 9, 2012 10:37 am

    Get out there and kill it!

  4. Crispy Carrick permalink
    August 9, 2012 1:53 pm

    You guys, well done townhouse #6. So proud of all of you, nic e to see the great results all the best this weekend!

  5. Terry Stewart permalink
    August 10, 2012 8:26 am

    Less than 12 hrs before my daughter and I, board plane to London to come watch our marathon heroes! (Looking forward to our “deluxe” accomodation Saturday night on the Rugby pitch at Eaton..hey its cheap!)

  6. August 10, 2012 7:35 pm

    So excited for Sunday! GOOD LUCK!

  7. vartisshaw permalink
    August 11, 2012 10:32 am

    Give your everything Reid! Canada is cheering you on!!

  8. Martin permalink
    August 11, 2012 2:18 pm

    Good luck dude. Hope you didn’t get the bug Levins got(he said he got it from someone in his group which I assume is one the bunch above).

  9. August 12, 2012 6:22 pm

    You rock! Be proud and I hope you find some Canadian beer over there to celebrate with. :)

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