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Boston 2013 – de-throned fair and square

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15th April

Well, I didn’t want to go on record before the race and say whole bunch or make predictions. But the article in the Globe and Mail pretty much quotes my feelings before the race: Read it here.
Everyone was asking… read more



Hurricane Sandy relief – ING NYC Marathon

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2nd November

UPDATE: This article was written before the ING NYC Marathon was cancelled
You don’t have to look hard online to find the devastation that has rocked much of New York City this week, particularly Staten Island. I’ve been hearing the… read more



CBC National – London Marathon/Niamhs Next Step

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22nd April

Sunday April 22nd, 2012
Feature on Sunday’s CBC National- Wonderful job by Adrienne, Erin, and the rest of the crew! CBC National- Josh Cassidy London Marathon/Niamh’s Next Step
One minor teleprompter error at the start, I did win the Virgin… read more



WIN! at 2012 Boston Marathon, and recording Worlds fastest time

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17th April

I have to compile and update all of this, with links pictures and videos.. but for now, everything has been posted on my facebook fanpage –  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Cassidy/139212742665
Winning time of one hour, 18 minutes and 25 seconds.
Accomplished this incredible… read more



Win at Rolling Rampage 10k on Parliament Hill

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16th April

Paralympian Josh Cassidy claimed outright victory for Canada yesterday in the 6th annual Rolling Rampage 10K wheelchair race, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
 
The historic historical and beautiful backdrop of Cassidy’s birth city inspired him on to beat the cold, the… read more



School visiting today! (With a very nice gift)

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9th March

During a visit to Post’s Corners school in Oakville today, Gr. 8 student Colin Cameron put together a really cool video intro before I spoke to the students. I was very surprised and totally not expecting it! They gave me… read more



2011 IPC World Championships- Christchurch, New Zealand

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27th February

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 24: Josh Cassidy of Canada competes in the Men’s 5000m T54 heat during day three of the IPC Athletics Championships at QE II Park on January 24, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah… read more



Training with Kurt Fearnley

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27th February

January 2011-
Went down early to Australia to train with my man Kurt Fearnley- winner of the marathon in Beijing, among many other things. It was great to be in the sun, training hard, and having the beach there to… read more



Harlem School visit – NYC Marathon

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27th February

Before Marathon Sunday, I went to visit a school in Harlem where youngsters were taking part in a program run by the New York Road Runners (NYRR) called “Mighty Milers”. The program promotes fitness among children in schools and community centers,… read more



ING NYC Marathon

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27th February

I’m writing this quite a bit after the race, but maybe that’s a good thing. Keeping it short. Basically I trained really long and hard for this, more than any other marathon in the past. I was still dealing with sickness… read more