Matt Hughes rebounds from freak collision to earn spot on Canada’s world track team

Matt Hughes, who was competing in his first race since the Rio Olympics, won the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the Canadian track and field championships in Ottawa on Thursday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press, July 6, 2017 

Oshawa, Ont., native wins 3,000-metre steeplechase at Canadian championships

Steeplechase is one of track and field’s most treacherous events, but Canada’s Matt Hughes has always managed to stay on his feet.

Instead, it was a fire hydrant that derailed the 27-year-old’s season.

Hughes won the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the Canadian track and field championships on Thursday, and booked his spot on the world championship team. And it was Hughes’ first race since last summer’s Rio Olympics.

 

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