Eric Gillis

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Eric Gillis
Eric Gillis (Canada) - London 2012 Mens Marathon.jpg
Eric Gillis in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1980-03-08) March 8, 1980 (age 34)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Residence Guelph, Ontario[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 127 pounds (58 kg)
Sport Running
Event(s) 10,000 metres, Half Marathon, Marathon

Eric Gillis (born March 8, 1980) is a Canadian athlete. He was born and raised in the community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He currently resides in Guelph, Ontario.

Sporting career[edit]

He has had much national and international success during his athletics career. He represented Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 10,000m. On October 16, 2011, Gillis qualified for the 2012 London Olympics with a 2:11:28 finish at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Career highlights[edit]

  • 2012: Competing at the Summer Olympics Men's marathon event
  • 2011: Vancouver Sun Run winner, time 29:05.[2]
  • 2008: Canadian 10,000m Championships, Gold
  • 2008: Canadian Cross Country Championships, Silver
  • 2008: Competing at the Summer Olympics 10,000m event
  • 2007: Canadian Championships, Bronze
  • 2007: Canadian 10,000m Championships, Gold
  • 2005: Canadian Championships, Bronze

The 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Gillis went to the Beijing Summer Olympics as a member of Team Canada. He competed in the 10000 metres event on August 17, 2008, in the Beijing National Stadium. Though he was aiming to finish among the top 20, he ended up finished 33rd overall with a time of 29:08.10.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Vitaliy Shafar (Ukraine) and Eric Gillis (Canada) - London 2012 Mens Marathon

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Gillis competed in the men's marathon. He finished in 22nd place with a time of 2:16:00.[3]


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