Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ellerton Wins Twice on the Pacific Tour

Ellerton Wins Gold on the Pacific Tour

Sudbury native, Andrew Ellerton, representing Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, struck double gold in two international track meets on Canada's "Pacific Tour" this week.

Ellerton won the 800m at the Harry Jerome Classic on Monday with a time of 1:47.49 and again at the Victoria International on Wednesday with a 1:47.18.

On running ahead of the pack in windy conditions during the final 150m of the Harry Jerome meet, Ellerton said, "I pride myself on coming from behind and sitting on people, but you can't run fast all the time like that. So it was my turn to do some work today. But that last's hard to push yourself when there's no-one left to chase."

A video of the Harry Jerome race is at:
And here's the race itself:
A video interview with Ellerton after the Harry Jerome is at: