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Top 16 stories on Canadian Running in 2016

2016 was a big year in the Canadian and international running scene. Here is the year in review:

Ed Whitlock

London 2017

Well, 2016 has been quite the year. Looking at the running world specifically, this year saw some incredible athlete performances, motivational moments from Canadian runners and some crazy plot lines you just cannot predict. The past 12 months have brought us more than enough moments to be proud of and store away for days when we need inspiration. To recap on this year of brilliance, we bring you the best stories that we reported on in 2016. See the links for each full story and for the best race finishes of 2016, well, we thought that deserved a story all of its own

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Olympic Racewalkers are Faster, Tougher Than Most Runners

Evan Dunfee Releases Statement After Controversial Podium Miss

Runner Dies at Krispy Kreme Donut Challenge in U.S. 

Quebec City Marathon Winner Protests Ethiopian Government at Finish 

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Motivational Moments

Ed Whitlock Runs Sub-4:00 Marathon in Toronto at Age 85 

Boston celebrates 50 years of female participation

Lanni Marchant and Krista DuChene first Canadian women to run Olympic marathon in 20 years 

Boston Marathon Special Feature: I Left My Meth Addiction Behind For Running

Best of Rio

First Rio Track Race Sees New 10,000m Record in One of Greatest Distance Races of All Time 

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino win rare award for exemplary sportsmanship

Bromance finale: Bolt completes triple-triple; DeGrasse earns third medal for Canada and new national record

Melissa Bishop narrowly misses podium, shatters Canadian record 

Elkmont Half-Marathon

Stories that brought the “aww” factor

Adorable Surprise Finisher Races Elkmont Half-Marathon in Alabama 

Stray dog bonds with ultrarunner on 250K race

Controversial Moments

Lanni Marchant trains in limbo while waiting to know if she’ll double in Rio 

Russia gets banned from Olympics