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A Prairie classic was held on Sunday in Regina as runners took part in the Queen City Marathon race weekend. The 10K, half-marathon and marathon were all held on the third and final day of the weekend festivities in Saskatchewan capital.
The event, first run in 2001, celebrated its 16th anniversary this weekend and had more than 6,000 runners take part. The half-marathon, with 2,129 participants according to race timing company Sportstats, was the largest of the weekend races. The 5K and mini-marathon were held on Saturday.
The mini-marathon was one of the weekend’s most popular events as the next generation of runners hit the streets for some shorter races. Kids from three up to 14 took part in varying distances depending on their age in a fun and positive atmosphere.
Iain Fyfe won the men’s marathon in 2:35:02 and Kaytlyn Criddle was the winning woman in 3:18:15. The marathon starts and finishes at Conexus Arts Centre.
Some runners were up for the “Scribbly Challenge,” which involved running the 5K on Saturday and running any of the three distance events on Sunday. Successful runners earned two T-shirts and three medals for finishing races on back-to-back days.
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