What a year.
From the Barkley Marathons to Breaking2, events and moments with them produced some memorable results in 2017. As the new year approaches, Canadian Running looks back on the notables from not only the national running scene, but on the international scene.
Here are the stories that got the most reads of all our online content in the past 12 months. Click on each header for the full story.
He PB’d at least.
American John Kelly finishes while Canadian Gary Robbins comes agonizingly close.
You need to see the photos to believe the 2017 Copenhagen Half conditions.
— cphhalf (@cphhalf) September 18, 2017
Not new for 2017, but still a popular one among runners.
The Canadian running community lost a legend in 2017. RIP Ed.
Eliud Kipchoge covered 42.2K more than two minutes faster than any other runner.
Courtney Dauwalter completed the 383K ultra in less than 58 hours.
Here she is folks… Courtney Dauwalter is the first runner across the first finish line at the Moab 240! She ran…
More than 250 push-ups done during the course of an 18K run.
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) July 28, 2017
With PBs of 1:46 for 800m and 3:37 for 1,500m, Colin McCourt, who raced at international events including the Commonwealth Games, won a bet with his friends for breaking 16 minutes for 5K.
This is me just after my run…Please excuse the nipple hair, it's the least of my worries…my bloody legs where chafing and I needed a sports bra! This is day one, everyone has a starting point this is mine. Out of shape, legs rubbing together and out of breath. It can only get better right? #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #weightlossinspiration #weightloss #running #runningman #runningday #ruinningcrew #runningtime
He walked the marathon in 3:10:34.
— CanadianRunning (@CanadianRunning) May 7, 2017
— Gordon Mack (@gordonmack) November 6, 2017
Wearing a second timing chip on behalf of another person will get you disqualified.