Now into the final month of 2017, CR looks back on photos shared to its Instagram, a photo-sharing application, page.
The most-liked photo on Canadian Running‘s account in 2017 was not of a Canadian but rather of Shalane Flanagan as she crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon in November becoming the first American woman to win the event in 40 years.
Three of the nine were tributes to the late Ed Whitlock, who passed away on March 13, 2017, including a portrait Canadian Running‘s Matt Stetson captured during a visit to his home in Milton, Ont. in October 2016, shortly after the then 85-year-old broke four hours at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Many of his performances, many of which were highlighted by the #RememberingEd tribute by Canada Running Series, still stand as age-group world records.
Here are Canadian Running‘s most-liked (based solely on the number of Instagram user ‘likes’ a post received) photos (credit in the description) of 2017 (as of Dec. 2):
Shalane Flanagan wins the 2017 New York City Marathon
Justin Trudeau runs with members of the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Esquimalt (repost from @leahastewart)
👀 in B.C. today. PM @justinpjtrudeau runs with members of the 🇨🇦 Forces at CFB Esquimalt! 📷: @leahastewart #canadianrunning @canadianforces @adamscotti @harjitsajjan #esquimalt #cfb #primeminister #justintrudeau #pm #caf @armeecdnarmy @sophiegregoiretrudeau @rcn_mrc @rcaf_arc @hellobc @esqparksandrec @asics @asicscanada @asicsrunning #asics #victoria #britishcolumbia #trudeau #pm #pmtrudeau #navy #airforce #army @athleticscanada @instarunners #instarun #instarunners #runnerspace
An ‘on this day’ post remembering Ed Whitlock’s final marathon
On this day in 2016, 🇨🇦 Ed Whitlock ran his final marathon, at 85, setting a new age-group world record of 3:56:38 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Whitlock, who passed away last March, is the oldest person to have run a sub-4:00 marathon. 📸: @runcrs #canadianrunning #edwhitlock #stwm #rememberinged #runchat #toronto #yyz #torontowaterfrontmarathon @scotiabank @canadianmasterstrack @iaaf_athletics @spikesmag #worldrecord #marathon #roadrunning
Gary Robbins and race director Lazarus Lake after the 2017 Barkley Marathons
Rachel Hannah completes her first Boston Marathon as the top Canadian finisher
An ‘on this day’ post remembering Whitlock’s 3:30 marathon at 81
A photo from CR‘s October 2016 visit to Whitlock’s home
Dog high-fives at the 2017 New York City Marathon (repost from @martygetstogo)
Canadians remember Terry Fox and his legacy (repost from @terryfoxfoundation)
The top-nine posts were gathered using 2017bestnine.