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Eric Gillis
  • Born: 03/08/1980
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 58kg
  • Birthplace: Antigonish, NS

Eric Gillis In 2012, Eric Gillis returned to the Olympic Games for the second consecutive time in his career. In London, he placed 22nd in the men’s marathon. He qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games with a 2:11:28 finish at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2011.

Gillis moved to Guelph to train with teammate and fellow Olympian Reid Coolsaet and made his marathon debut in 2010 in Houston.

At the Beijing 2008 Games he ran in the 10,000m event.


  • Three appearances for Canada at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships
  • Graduated with a degree in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University, where he was twice named Male Athlete of the Year

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2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesAthletics10,000m - Men - 33
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesAthleticsMarathon - Men - 22
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