August 16th, 2017 ~ Vol. 87 No. 32
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Mathias Gelber captures Gold
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
Source: website
Ritch Braun
On Saturday August 12, Mathias Gelber ran away from 23 of the fastest runners in Canada to capture the gold medal and the National Champion crown in the 2,000-metre race at the 2017 Canadian National Track and Field Championships.

Mathias lives in Pincher Creek and just completed his second season with Passtrak, (Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club) and his first season with the Alberta Track & Field team.

The Canadian Championships for the Midget and Youth age groups was held in Winnipeg from August 11 to 13.

The Midget age group includes athletes who are 14 and 15 years old, while the Youth category includes 16 and 17-year-old athletes.
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Mathias is 15 years old and was ranked number three in Canada in the Midget age group prior to the race. Knowing that his main two opponents had excellent finishing speeds, his race plan was to take the pace out hard to drain the speed out of others’ legs.

The plan worked well as he opened up a gap in the first four laps that no one could close in the final 400 metres. Mathias finished the race in 5:43.43, which is a lifetime best performance by nine seconds and also set a new Passtrak Club record for his age group. Coincidentally, he also broke the current Alberta Provincial record for his age group by 2.9 seconds.

Mathias will now take some well-earned time off before the cross country running season starts in mid-September.
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