10th edition of Jerome Indoor Games set for Feb. 1 in Richmond

Close to 500 athletes expected to compete at Olympic Oval

The 10th edition of the Jerome Indoor Games may well identify some of Canada's Olympic team over the next decade. 

Close to 500 athletes will enter the only indoor competition on the coast of British Columbia slated for Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The world class multi-purpose facility provides a warm indoor 200m track for the first competition of the new decade. 

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Already the excitement to represent the country at this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games has caused some athletes to jump the gun by participating at indoor competitions in the Eastern seaboard in late 2019. 

Quebec's Charles Philibert-Thiboutot leads the way with an outstanding 5000m.

Zoe Sherar of Guelph University leads the women's list with a quick 300m in December with Toronto's Brittany Crew close behind with a shot put of 18.10m.

UBC's Kieran Lumb traveled to the east coast to record a fast time of 13:54.44 in the 5000m indoors after winning the Canadian Cross Country title.

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