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Moving On Up

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Stair Climbing Reaches New Heights

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: 48 storeys, 518 feet. Opened 2001.

By Mark Henricks, Photography by Ema Peter, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Each year for the past six years, Dan Abramsky has climbed all 1,776 stairs to the top of CN Tower to raise money for the World Wildlife Federation. Abramsky, a 49-year-old architectural technologist from Toronto, raced up in 15:34 his first time out and hasn’t beaten that mark since. He keeps at it to benefit a good cause and because it’s fun. “It helps me keep in shape and gives me a goal to work towards,” he adds. “I like that on a personal level.”


Trail Shoe Review 2015

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IMPACT’s Test Team Hits the Trails

Whether it’s in a city park or on a mountain single track, the right shoes can make your trail run. IMPACT’s expert runners tested 15 top brands and rated their trail worthiness.


Canine Cardio

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Is your Rover ready to run?

By Danielle Roberts, Photography by Logan Johnson and Richard J. O’Brien

Most dogs love to run, but running with your dog can pose a new challenge, particularly for the dog. IMPACT asked Dr. Seanna Swayne, a Toronto veterinarian and Elizabeth Macey, co-owner of Dog Gone Running service in Calgary, for advice on what you need to know before running with your dog. Talk to your veterinarian first to ensure your dog is fit to run, then, if all is good, head out for some canine cardio.


Top Rated Races in Canada September/October 2015

It’s getting to that time when you have to decide whether it’s going to be tights or shorts for that race. Will you pull on a base layer, arm warmers or will it be the singlet, snubbing your nose at fall’s chill and winter’s freeze? Whatever you choose to wear, there are still great races on the calendar to register for in November and December. Savour these remaining opportunities to get on the startline in 2015.


Drink and Run

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Beer Mile World Champion Brings Unique Skillset To The Track

By Paul Gains, Photography by Brian Donogh, Winnipeg Sun

His best times won’t frighten Canada’s Olympians, but many still marvel at the feats of Winnipeg’s Corey Gallagher.


Burning Matches


Ultrarunner’s Long Road to Canadian Endurance Record at World 24 Hour Championships

By Dave Proctor, Photography by Logan Johnson

The lights are out. The smell of electrical fire fills the air as we circle a 2K loop in Turin, Italy at the IAU World 24 Hour Championships. It is 1 a.m., 15 hours complete and I’ve run 169K.