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GLIER Graduate Student Nicholas Falk makes Team Canada for the World Cross Country Championships

Published on: Wed, 02/01/2017
Last Modified: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 7:24pm

After placing 7th in the National Cross Country Championships in Kingston, ON with a time of 30.11 in the Senior Men’s 10 km race in November 2016, Windsor native Nick Falk has earned a place on TEAM CANADA for the upcoming IAAF World Cross Country Championships. The competition takes place in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, 2017. Athletics Canada, the governing body of Track and Field and Cross Country running, selected the team based on the top 10 finishers in the Kingston race. Canada will field 6 men on the team, in addition to runners on teams in the Senior Women’s division and Junior Men and Women (24 athletes in total).

In qualifying for the Canadian National Team, Nick will also contest the Pan-American Cross Country Cup in Boca Raton, Florida, on March 4, 2017. Nick finished 10th in last years’ Pan-American Cup in Caraballeda, Venezuela.

Nick was a member of the University of Windsor Lancers Track and Field and Cross Country Teams from 2009 to 2014, earning multiple All-Conference and All-Canadian honours. He now trains with the University of Windsor Athletics Club, and receives funding through Athletics Canada and Athletics Ontario.

He is currently finishing his M.Sc. under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Weisener at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of Windsor, where he studies biogeochemistry and environmental microbial ecology. When asked about how he manages to achieve at such a high level both academically and athletically, he said “Running balances out the stresses of academic work, and vice versa”. He says “thanks to everyone at GLIER, and my supervisor Dr. Weisener for showing me support in my athletic endeavours!”.

Read more about Nick Falk’s running on the Lancer’s website:

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