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Kate Van Buskirk is a Canadian professional middle distance track and field athlete. She specializes in the 1500m, but has enjoyed success at events ranging from 800m to 10-miles. A native of Brampton, Ontario, Kate attended Duke University in North Carolina before returning to Canada, and now calls Toronto home. While at Duke, Kate studied Cultural Anthropology and competed for the Blue Devils Track and Cross-country programs. She served as team captain for 2 seasons, was a 2-time All-American, set an NCAA record in the 1000m, and anchored her team to a Penn Relays 4x800m victory. Since returning to Canada, Kate has added to her list of accolades, including 2-time Canadian National Champion, World Championships Semi-finalist, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist and Canadian record holder. In all, Kate has represented Canada at 10 major international games, and currently has her sights set on the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships, and ultimately the 2020 Olympic Games. In addition to her own athletic career, Kate does freelance work for the Canada Running Series and a variety of publications.