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Canadian runners share what they’re thankful for on Thanksgiving Day

It's Thanksgiving Monday in Canada which means many runners are spending time with family. Here's what some runners are thankful for.

Canadian Thanksgiving

Much to be thankful for… Happy Thanksgiving ???

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Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving today which, for many, means lots of food and family time.

There were also a number of large races across North America that attracted Canadian runners on Thanksgiving weekend. For those in western Canada, the Victoria Marathon and BMO Okanagan Marathon were held on Sunday. In eastern Canada, there was the Valley Harvest Marathon. And south of the border, plenty of Canadians raced in the Chicago Marathon. Some cities, including Vancouver and London, Ont., hosted Turkey Trots.

Sunday races may mean some relaxing post-race time on Monday. For others, Thanksgiving may provide the opportunity to get outside for a run before or after getting in a Thanksgiving meal.

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Here are some social media posts that Canadian runners shared today, or in some cases yesterday, in describing what they’re thankful for. Others wish friends, family and fans a Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. ??? #canadianthanksgiving #grateful #islandlife #meanddenny #charliepierre

A photo posted by Mariah Kelly (@mariah_kelly1) on

Happy ?? Thanksgiving!

A photo posted by Antonio Sifuentes (@tonysif) on

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