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Canadian masters marathoners crack the WMMA top 50

A list of Canadians who currently sit in the top 50 masters marathoners in the world

The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings launched at last year’s Berlin Marathon, with masters runners accumulating points throughout the year at 50 qualifying marathons around the world. Last week the runners received their emails inviting them to the 2020 AbbottWMM Age Group World Championships in London this spring.

While the rankings are closed for the 2020 edition, here are where Canadians currently stand as the list develops for the 2021 event.

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Points are awarded in the context of the first-place finisher in the age category. Starting 4,000 points, you get 10 fewer points for every 30 seconds you finish behind the age group champion at a major marathon or behind a pre-determined “Platinum Time” at one of the other qualifying races. You can get a few as 1,000 points. Your score is the sum of your top two marathon points.

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Cyndie Sautereau – 19th with 5760 points


She Ying Zeng – 1st with 7190 points
Nithi You – 8th with 6280 points
Marie-Claude Leblond – 13th with 6070 points
Willa Wanke – 34th with 5480 points
Karen Pischedda – 39th with 5340 points
Kara Kinsman – 50th with 5070 points


Mary Anne Griffin – 5th with 6700 points
Donna Lynn Hale – 30th with 5310
Larissa Chankseliani – 35th with 5130 points
Andrea Patterson – 38th with 4970 points
Karen Rye – 50th with 4460 points


Elizabeth Waywell – 22nd with 4400 points
Lucia Rochon – 28th with 3950 points
Jennifer MacDonell – 38th with 3820 points
Teresa Novick – 40th with 3800


Elisabeth Smith – 14th with 3760 points
Marie Chapman – 30th with 3480
Brenda Niziol – 41st with 3270 points


Roslyn Smith – 1st with 4000 points
Agnes Benna – 23rd with 3110 points
Geneva Proulx – 25th with 3000 points


Helen McGurrin – 14th with 2960 points
Gloria Sherwood – 22nd with 2160 points


Liz Borrett – 1st with 4000 points

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Russell Wood – 34th with 6290 points


Pro Sarbadhikari – 13th with 6270 points
Patrick Laplante – 33rd with 6280 points
Israel Arteaga – 44th with 6190 points


John Adachi – 26th with 6520 points
Steve Wong – 50th with 6040 points


Carl St-Jacques – 3rd with 7440 points
Walter Downey – 4th with 7180 points
Jochen Tilk – 5th with 7040 points
David Crone – 32nd with 5860 points


Dennis Wong – 41st with 4680 points
Maurice J. Vienneau – 45th with 4420 points


Tapantosh Chakrabarty – 13th with 5210 points
Les Disher – 35th with 3810 points
Mario Ramirze – 44th with 3690 points
Joseph Camilleri – 46th with 3660 points


Kevin Murphy – 16th with 3720 points
Paul Watkin – 25th with 3390 points
Edward Evans – 30th with 3330 points


Allison Moore – 14th with 3410 points
Art Beck – 50th with 1880 points


Keith Ashton – 8th with 2960 points