Rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes at the Manitoba Marathon

Rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes at the Manitoba Marathon
Rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes at the Manitoba Marathon

Despite a rainy start to the day, thousands of people took part in the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday in Winnipeg.

Just over 10,000 people have registered for the annual race, which represents a Father’s Day tradition, with almost half participating for the first time.

It’s been a bit of a crazy morning, it’s obvious that we had unfavorable weather conditions this morning [mais] Luckily, Mother Nature cooperatedsaid Manitoba Marathon general director Rachel Munday on Sunday.

She said her team was closely monitoring the weather conditions as the forecast called for rain overnight.

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Runners crossed the starting line Sunday morning in Winnipeg for the full marathon and half marathon, a relay marathon, as well as 5K and 10K races.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Gavin Axelrod

The races began early Sunday morning with the full marathon and half marathon, a relay marathon, as well as 5K and 10K races.

Cameron Levins, a resident of Black Creek, British Columbia, was the first winner of the day. He won the half marathon for the second year in a row.

I know this route like the back of my handhe says to CBC after Sunday’s race.

The athlete will travel to Paris this summer to participate in the Olympic Games.

I’m really looking forward to it, I’ve got a lot of marathons under my belt now, so I’m getting readyhe maintains. Any chance to represent Canada on the international stage again is great, and the Olympics are obviously the highlight.he believes.

Community Engagement Opportunity

Caydin Cleland, a biochemistry student at the University of Manitoba, was one of the new runners registered this year. The 24-year-old from Alberta moved to Winnipeg as a teenager to play hockey.

He says he sees his participation as an opportunity to remember his father, Jay Hamilton, who died at the age of 42 in November 2022.

I lost my father about a year and a half ago to an overdose, and it was very hard on me and the rest of my family.he told CBC SATURDAY. My uncle also died of an overdose, two years before my father.

He takes advantage of the Marathon to advise people who want to commit to providing service get out and look in the community and in their neighborhood how they can have an impact on others.

The first runners to complete Sunday’s full marathon were Andrew Taylor of the United States and Dawn Neal of Winnipeg.

On Friday, the City of Winnipeg announced the closure of certain streets in the Manitoba capital due to the Marathon, no later than 3 p.m.

Further information on road restrictions is available on an interactive map (New window) (New window) on the City’s website.

With information from Gavin Axelrod

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