Day 10: Preisner, Hofbauer and Levins finish the Games for Canada
The last day of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is upon us. There was only one final race and one final set of medals to be won on Day 10 of the Olympic athletics program: the men’s marathon.
Canada had three entries in the marathon – one of the glamour events of any Olympics. Lining up wearing the Maple Leaf were Trevor Hofbauer, Cameron Levins and Ben Preisner.
“It’s an absolute honour to run for Canada, so I’m really happy I could make the Olympic team,” said Preisner. “I stuck to the plan for the most part. I might have gone out too fast, but it seemed like the whole group was going fast, so I had to adapt. In the end, it’s a championship race and I’m happy to run it with my teammates.”
DAY 10 CANADIAN RESULTS
|Ben Preisner||M||Marathon||Final|| 2:19:27 SB|
|Trevor Hofbauer||M||Marathon||Final|| 2:19:57 SB|
|Cameron Levins||M||Marathon||Final|| 2:28:43|
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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST
DAMIAN WARNER NAMED TEAM CANADA FLAG BEARER
Earlier this evening, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that Olympic gold medallist Damian Warner has been named Team Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer.
“Being named the Flag Bearer for this group of Team Canada athletes is a tremendous honour and an amazing way to cap what has been an unbelievable few days for me,” said Warner. “What each of us has gone through over the past 18 months to even get to these Games is what makes Tokyo 2020 all the more special. Though I compete alone, I’ve never felt more support, not only from my coach, Gar, and our team, but from my community and everyone back home cheering us on. As a team we had our respective challenges training through the pandemic and that collective experience will always be a part of our story. It is a journey that we can all be incredibly proud of.”