This week we talk inspirational comebacks and dominant performances at the California International Marathon, Run Barbados and the Boston University Season Opener.

RELATED: California International Marathon 2019: Canadian results

Brittany Moran battled back from stress fractures and tendon tears to run a huge marathon personal best at CIM. Olympian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot overcame foot and achilles injuries to run a Quebec record and PB in the indoor 5000M after 13 months away from racing. And Natasha Wodak and Yves Sikubwabo defended their titles during a fun weekend of racing in Barbados.

RELATED: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot smashes Quebec record in first race post-injury

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✅ First race in 13 months ✅ 3rd place in 13:30.79 in the 5000 at the BU season opener ✅ 🇲🇶 Quebec indoor record by 26 seconds ✅ 🇨🇦 4th all-time indoors in Canada . . . . . Yesterday was a big mix of emotions for me, from the hours pre race, to the run itself, to the aftermath. Regardless of the outcome, the biggest feeling might have been relief, just to be able to line up again, compete, and break the ice with racing sensations I used to embrace so much. Confidence took it’s toll after not running for 6 months, and coming back from days I thought I was done with it was not easy. I’m thankful to be back, but now I’m knocking on wood because this can only be the beginning for the goals that lie ahead. Quick shout out to my wife, parents, friends, @coachlapointe and physio @marilou_lamy who dealt with me and helped me navigate a darker period. #asics #teamasics #sportium #polar #RBColympians #athleticscanada #athletisme #maurten

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In some less positive news, reporter Alexandra Bozarjian was assaulted on-air during a race in Savannah, Georgia. She has filed a police report against runner Tommy Callaway.

RELATED: Reporter files police report in groping incident at Savannah race

And in sad trail news, Barry Barkley, namesake of the famous Barkley Marathons, died at the age of 70.

RELATED: The man who inspired the name “Barkley Marathons” dies at 70


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