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.

Marathoner’s wardrobe malfunction caught on live TV

He PB’d at least.

The Barkley Marathons

American John Kelly finishes while Canadian Gary Robbins comes agonizingly close.

Barkley Marathons

Photo: Michael Doyle.

Severe weather creates chaos at Copenhagen Half-Marathon

You need to see the photos to believe the 2017 Copenhagen Half conditions.

Why you should never ever date a runner

Not new for 2017, but still a popular one among runners.

Canadian running icon Ed Whitlock dies at 86

The Canadian running community lost a legend in 2017. RIP Ed.

Ed Whitlock

Photo: Matt Stetson

Breaking2, the attempt at a sub-two-hour marathon

Eliud Kipchoge covered 42.2K more than two minutes faster than any other runner.

Eliud Kipchoge

Photo: Nike.

Colorado woman wins Moab 240-miler in Utah outright by 10 hours

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…

Posted by Moab 240 mile Endurance Run on Sunday, October 15, 2017

YouTube personality Casey Neistat’s arm-aching 25-push-ups-per-mile run

More than 250 push-ups done during the course of an 18K run.

Ex-world-class runner breaks 16:00 for 5K, avoids 17 tattoos as part of bet

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.

Evan Dunfee walks Vancouver Marathon, beats most runners

He walked the marathon in 3:10:34.

Nine running moments when your inner Shalane Flanagan slips out

F*ck yeah!

Around the Bay 30K top-10 finisher disqualified, removed from results

Wearing a second timing chip on behalf of another person will get you disqualified.

Around the Bay

Photo: Kevin Mackinnon.

Other best of 2017 content

Best running advice received in 2017
Closest race finishes of 2017
15 jaw-dropping moments in running from 2017
Our favourite running gear of 2017
Top WTF moments in running in 2017

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