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Canadian Rachel Hannah to receive upgraded Pan Am bronze this Saturday

The Canadian marathoner originally finished fourth but the race winner was banned for a failed drug test

Photo: Chris Lepik

Canadian Rachel Hannah will receive the Pan American Games bronze medal in the women’s marathon this Saturday at the Canadian Cross-Country Championships.

Hannah, a Toronto native, originally finished fourth in the race, just her second ever marathon, but will receive an upgrade as the race winner, Peru’s Gladys Tejeda, was banned for failing a drug test during the games.

The medal will be presented during a special ceremony at 4 p.m. EST on Nov. 28 following the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Kingston, Ont. The ceremony will be held at the Discovery Centre.

Hannah will also be racing this weekend at Fort Henry as the defending Canadian cross-country champion.

Pan American Games – revised women’s marathon results

Gold – Adrianna Da Silva, 2:35:40, Brasil
Silver – Lindsay Flanagan, 2:36:30, United States
Bronze – Rachel Hannah, 2:41:06, Canada