In January 2017, TrackTown Canada advised our funding stakeholders in Edmonton and Athletics Canada that it would put the “Classic” on indefinite hold. In response to provincial and municipal government funding pressures and priorities, the Classic will be redeveloped to better maximize the reach of the international one-day invitational format.

Most importantly, TrackTown Canada has made its 2017 priority objective the international bid for attracting the 2020 IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships to the City of Edmonton.

Over its six-year run, the meet featured high-profile Canadians like Olympic High Jump Champion Derek Drouin, Olympic Medal sprinter Andre De Grasse, 800-metre sensation Melissa Bishop, Multi-event Olympic medalists Damian Warner & Brianne Theisen-Eaton and World Champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber among international superstars like Sanya Richards-Ross, Shaunae Miller, Ashton Eaton, Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin, Warren Weir, Francena McCorory, Jason Richardson, LaShawn Merritt, Nick Symmonds, Wallace Spearman, Joe Kovacs and Luguelín Santos.

We sincerely thank all those funders, partners, volunteers, officials and athletes that were directly involved with the event and for your continued support of this World Class event in the future. We welcome feedback to help future editions of the Classic!

Decisions and updates on the TrackTown Classic will be announced when available.
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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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