64 athletes qualify for IAAF World Championsh​ip team and IPC World Championsh​ip team at 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championsh​ip

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Emily Hooper

June 24, 2013, Moncton, NB (ISN) – The 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championship wrapped up yesterday at Moncton Stadium in Moncton, N.B.

A number of outstanding performances by athletes who secured their positions on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship team (Moscow, Russia, August 10-18) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship (Lyon, France, July 20-29) team.

Also of note today Austin Smeenk of Oakville, Ont., set a Canadian record of 1:57.33 in the T34 classification wheelchair 800-metres.

Moscow bound – IAAF World Championship

The following 32 athletes, 18 men and 14 women, punched their tickets to the IAAF World Championship through a combination of achieved standards and top three placings at the 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championship. Athletes who do not have the World Championship standard but finished top three at the selection trials have until July 29 to achieve the necessary performance. 

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