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Canadians showed up in the top five of many age categories at yesterday’s Boston marathon, indicating that the atrocious weather might actually have worked in their favour.

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The Canadian contingent was only about 2,000-strong, so kudos to everyone. 

Women 40-44

Krista DuChene of Brantford, Ont. (2:44:20) – 1st (and 3rd overall)

Angela Swit of Toronto (3:00:47) – 5th

Women 55-59

Teresa Novick of London, Ont. (3:23:29) –2nd

Women 60-64

Elizabeth Waywell of Guelph, Ont. (3:20:18) – 1st

(Waywell set an age group course record at Vancouver’s First Half Half Marathon in in February of this year, with a time of 1:31:02.) 

Lucie Rochon of Saint-Augustin-De-Desmaures, Que. (3:30:19) – 3rd

Women 70-74

Patricia Dudar of Montreal (4:36:34) – 4th

Susan Magher of Laval, Que. (4:36:35) – 5th

Men 50-54

Daniel Desharnais of Fossambault-Sur-Le-Lac, Que. (2:51:56) – 4th

Men 65-69

Roger Turgeon of Quebec City (3:16:56) – 1st

Men 80+

Malcolm Pain of Bedford, N.S. (4:38:41) – 2nd

Peter Kwan of Edmonton (5:17:41) – 3rd

A recent article in the Halifax Herald described Pain’s pride at being the first 80-year-old Nova Scotian to run the Boston marathon. It was his ninth time in a row; previously he had been sidelined with a knee injury and didn’t run for two years. Pain has stood on the podium every year since 2015.

For full age group results, click here

 

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