The summer track season isn’t over quite yet for a trio of Lions chosen yesterday to represent Canada at the upcoming International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Josh Cassidy, Jason Dunkerley and his guide Joshua Karanja will take to the track in Doha October 21-31.
This year will mark Dunkerley’s fifth IPC World Championships, winning gold in the 1500m back in 2002. Jason has a total of four IPC golds, with his final one coming at the 2011 edition in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Para Pan Am 5000m champion kicks off the championship with the T11 5000m final on October 26th, before running 1500m semi’s on the 28th.
For Cassidy, this will be his third world championship, having competed in the past two editions. Two years ago in Lyon, the triple Para Pan Am silver medalist was a busy man, competing in no less than four events ranging from 800m to 10,000m where he won a bronze medal.
For more information on the championships, check out Doha 2015.