Tag: Silvia Ruegger
Lanni Marchant and Krista DuChene on the late Silvia Ruegger and the mark she left on them and the world of running
Today the Canadian running community lost a formidable member. Silvia Ruegger was the first woman to represent Canada in the marathon at the Olympics in 1984. She held the national record at that distance […]
23-year-old Silvia Ruegger raced for Canada at the first Olympic women’s marathon.
Silvia Ruegger’s dream of being an Olympian began in a farmhouse in Ontario.
By Adrian Del Monte When a 23-year-old Silvia Ruegger finished eighth in the 1984 Olympic marathon, in only her second marathon, she believed it was just the beginning. Then, when she ran 2:28:36 at the […]
August 7th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Before 1984, women had never been allowed to compete at the Olympics in the marathon. On Aug. 5 of that year, for the first time ever, a group of women set off at 8 […]
October 21st, 2013 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
It took 28 years, but the Canadian Women’s marathon record has finally fallen. Lanni Marchant smashed Silvia Ruegger’s 1985 record on Sunday at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon by 37 seconds, running 2:27:59. The […]
Ahhh, I heart the taper. It’s the only time – ever – I can lie on the couch, watch some quality TV and know for sure I’m not slacking.
Last month the IAAF voted to discount any female world record set during a mixed gender race. Translation — who cares if you’ve dedicated your life to the sport, if you’re a woman you can only set a world record at the Olympics or the World Championships. Forget Boston, Chicago, NYC, Berlin etc. Only men can do that.