Joël Bourgeois

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Joël Bourgeois
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1971-04-25) April 25, 1971 (age 45)
Moncton, New Brunswick
Residence Grande-Digue, New Brunswick
Height 5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)[1]
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)[2]
Sport Running
Event(s) 3000 m Steeplchase
College team Moncton Aigles Bleu
Club O2[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

2000m Steeplechase: 5:39.31 (Sevilla 2002)

3000m Steeplechase: 8:20.08 (La Laguna 1999)

Joël Denis Bourgeois (born April 25, 1971 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a middle and long-distance runner competing for Canada. He won the gold medal for Canada in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and the silver medal in the same event at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He won the silver medal for Canada in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1995 summer universiade and the bronze medal in the same event at the 1999. Bourgeois twice represented Canada at the Summer Olympics, in 1996 and 2000. Still competing in competitions around Canada and at world master events, Bourgeois' goal is to coach the next generation of champions, including Geneviève Lalonde and Ryan Cassidy who have both became Canadian champions in the steeplechase and distance events and have represented Canada in various international events, including the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, held in Moncton, New Brunswick.[4][5]


Personal bests[edit]

Event Best Location Date
2000 meter Steeplechase 5:39.31 La Laguna 14 September 2002
3000 meter Steeplechase 8:20.08 Sevilla 28 May 1999

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 6th 3000 m s-chase 8:51.80
1991 Universiade Sheffield, United Kingdom 5th 3000 m s-chase 8:38.82
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 5th 3000 m s-chase 8:33.96
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 6th 3000 m s-chase 8:31.19
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 6th 3000 m s-chase 8:45.62
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 2nd 3000 m s-chase 8:28.44
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 16th 3000 m s-chase 8:31.45
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th 3000 m s-chase 8:34.50
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd 3000 m s-chase 8:34.20
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 3000 m s-chase 8:35.03
World Championships Seville, Spain 31st (h) 3000 m s-chase 8:37.94
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 17th 3000 m s-chase 8:28.07
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 4th 3000 m s-chase 8:28.72
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th 3000 m s-chase 8:36.38
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 5th 3000 m s-chase 8:33.98
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 3000 m s-chase 8:36.78
2009 Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 6th 3000 m s-chase 9:01.47

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