Merry Christmas – A Time To Run & Reflect

Did you run yet? What did you get for Christmas? What did you give? Why do you run? Who will you remember? As we mentioned yesterday, Christmas is a time to run and perhaps more importantly, a time to reflect. Continue reading “Merry Christmas – A Time To Run & Reflect”

Canada Running Series Race Director, Alan Brookes, on Runners Feed Live

Alan Brookes, race director of The Canada Running Series, joins us on episode 12 of Runners Feed Live. Following Alan’s sincere thoughts on how the death of Danny Kassap affected the Canadian running community, he shares some of the inherent challenges and triumphs of being a race director.  Brookes passion for distance running, and for improving the platform through which Canadian distance runners can “strut their stuff” is incredibly genuine.  Congratulations to Alan and his team for achieving an IAAF silver label for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.   Continue reading “Canada Running Series Race Director, Alan Brookes, on Runners Feed Live”

Contribute to Danny Kassap’s Memorial Fund

DONATE TO THE DANNY KASSAP MEMORIAL FUND

Elite Canadian marathoner, Danny Kassap, 28, of Toronto, ON, passed away suddenly on Monday morning of unknown causes.  Following his participation in the Francophone games held in Ottawa in 2001, Kassap managed to immigrate to Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  After several setbacks Kassap eventually acquired Canadian citizenship.kassap up close

The Canadian running community, notably the University of Toronto Track Club, has rallied to support Kassap from the time he set foot in Canada; including Kassap’s near death experience in 2008 at the Berlin Marathon when he collapsed and accumulated medical bills totaling over $18,000.

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A great runner and friend will be missed

Canadian runner Danny Kassap of Toronto, ON Canada passed away Monday morning. The cause of death is currently unknown. Kassap, 29, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and immigrated to Canada shortly after competing in Ottawa, ON at the Francophone Games. He settled in Toronto, ON and competed with the University of Toronto Track Club.

Kassap won his first ever marathon at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in Toronto, ON in a remarkable time of 2:14, but he was unable to compete internationally for several years before acquiring Canadian citizenship. The Canadian running community is deeply saddened by the loss of a great man.