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Date of Birth: 25/04/71
Place of Birth: Moncton, NB
Hometown: Moncton, NB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 128 lbs
Years on National Team: 7
 Pan Am Games and Canadian 3,000-metre steeplechase champion Joel Bourgeois heads to his second Olympic Games. In 1996 he was eliminated in the semifinal. The previous year he captured Canada's only medal in athletics at the 1995 World University Games. Bourgeois began running at age 11 after watching his father in the provincial road racing series. Joel Bourgeois was named male Athlete of the Year at l'Universite de Moncton from 1990-1995.

 Bourgeois graduated in 1999 with a degree in musical interpretation and classical guitar from Moncton. He had started out his studies in engineering and switched into the music program. His father Paul, a retired teacher, competed in the 800 metres at the 1991 Veteran's World Championships in Finland, where he set a Canadian record for the 50+ age group.

2000 Games
Sept. 27: Men's 3,000m steeplechase: Joel Bourgeois, Grand-Digue, N.B., wound up seventh in heat, eliminated.


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