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03.12.2009 World

Interesting news from Canadian athletics.

Former world and olympic medalist sprinter Bruny Surin who plans to attack masters records in indoor races in coming weeks will be inducted in the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. He is also expected to become the newest President of the Quebec Athletics Federation on Saturday morning just before he attempts to break the Canadian/World 50m masters indoor record. And he also will carry the olympic torch outside Montreal on December 11. Current best Canadian athlete hurdles olympic and world medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep will be at the Ontario Track and Field Awards where it is expected she will win Athlete of the Year. She is also rumored to be in the running for the Canadian Press Athlete of the Year. An award that is voted on by 240 Canadian Media Members. And she will also run with olympic torch, on December 28 just outside Toronto.

2003 World Champion in High Jump Jacques Freitag wants to try it again. According to the reports from South Africa he is healthy and is back in training for last months. Observers are saying he was jumping high in training. The 204 tall athlete with 238 African record had last time a good season in 2005. After that series of injuries and other difficulties nearly ended his career. Now he is back and even planning to come to Europe for indoor season with the aim to qualify for World Indoor Championships in Doha. His South African indoor record stands at 228 from 2005.

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