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The Whistler Half: a fantastic day of races in the mountains

Fast times and stunning scenery at the annual Whistler Half-Marathon and associated races

Whistler half-marathon

Hundreds of participants ran through the village, lakes and snow-capped mountains of Whistler, B.C. on Saturday during the Whistler Half-Marathon, surely one of Canada’s most scenic road races. Appropriately, the winner gets a ski.

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The annual event includes also a 30K race, a 10K, 5K, a 1K kids’ run, and, new this year, a Dog Jog (2.5K or 4.5K).

In the half-marathon, Vincent Pagot was the winner in 1:21:34. Second place went to Paul Blazey, in 1:22:19, and third to Joel Bryan, in 1:22:36. 

In the women’s race, Care Nelson was first, in 1:30:02. Christine Eugster was second, in 1:31:47, and Jenn Kirker third, in 1:33:06.

Ultrarunner Gary Robbins was even on hand to give out medals.

In the 30K event, Ulrich Steidl was first across the finish line in 1:53:07. Alistair Kealty was second in 1:59:41, and Richard Hayes was third in 2:02:28.

In the women’s 30K, Catrin Jones was first in 2:07:13, followed by Trisha Steidl in 2:12:57 in second and Claire Daniels in third in 2:20:09.

In the 10K, Matus Kirilak was first in 39:46. David Jackson was second in 39:47, and Samuel Webb third in 39:51.

In the women’s 10K, Emily Spencer was first in 41:53. Jenni Green was second in 45:44, and Kendall Ayres third in 45:54.

In the men’s 5K, Torren Davis was first in 19:03. Brendan O’brien was second in 19:04, and Adam Turkington third in 21:04. In the women’s 5K, Saori Mizuguchi was first (and second overall) in 19:25, Eva Kriebel was second in 21:20, and Maisy Webb third in 22:44.

Overall, a fantastic day in Whistler. Congratulations to all! 


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