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Two of the top-three Canadians at STWM take a combined 34 minutes off their PBs

Canadians Lyndsay Tessier and Melanie Myrand had breakthrough performances at the marathon distance on Sunday

Lyndsay Tessier
Lyndsay Tessier
Photo: Matt Stetson.

Lyndsay Tessier and Melanie Myrand, the Canadian Marathon Championships silver and bronze medallist, respectively, took tens of minutes, combined, off their PBs on Sunday.

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Finishing behind Leslie Sexton’s national-winning 2:35:47, Tessier finished in 2:36:55, nine minutes faster than her previous best of 2:45:39, set in 2014. Myrand, who had a PB of 3:04:57 entering Sunday, ran 2:39:10 as both dipped under the 2:40 barrier for the first time in breakthrough performances at the distance.

Tessier split 1:17:51 through halfway, which is 51 seconds off her standalone half-marathon PB of 1:17:00, according to her All Athletics profile.

Melanie Myrand
Photo: Tim Huebsch.

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