Today, it’s the day for dads.
As the annual celebration honouring fathers and fatherhood falls on a Sunday, there will be thousands of runners participating in races across the country, the Manitoba Marathon, for example, to kick off Father’s Day. Here’s a quick rundown, and by no means an exhaustive list, of select Canadian dads who competed internationally or are well-known on the nation’s running scene.
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Reid Coolsaet – Second fastest Canadian marathoner in history
— CanadianRunning (@CanadianRunning) May 12, 2017
Eric Gillis – Three-time Olympian
Calum Neff – Guinness World Record holder for fastest marathon, half-marathon pushing a stroller
Nate Brannen – Three-time Olympian
Gary Robbins – Accomplished trail runner
Dylan Wykes – 2:10:47 marathoner
Trying to remember how to HURT @calgarymarathon / This was about 16k into the race on Sunday. I'd been dropped by the top two guys. My mind was flip-flopping between 'dig deep and try to catch back up' and 'I am so damn tired, I'd really like to sit on the side of road right now'. I hadn't been to that place of hurt in a long time and forgot how MENTALLY strong you have to be out there. 📸@run_photographs #halfmarathon #makeithurt
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