Announcement Date: September 4, 2000
male winner: Brian Michasiw; 2:47:52
female winner: Karen Zunti; 3:05:28 (this is the current Saskatchewan Marathon record for women)
Brian Michasiw won his second marathon, in less than ideal weather. In recent years, Michasiw had been very active in helping organize the event, but this year said, “…one of the reasons I ran it this year was so I wouldn’t have to volunteer”. Conditions were tough. Michasiw said “…the first half was fine. The second half, around the 30K mark, it started to drizzle and I felt my legs starting to cramp up a bit”.
cloudy & some drizzle
9am wind: North 3Kmh, 7am: 12°C, 11am: 16°C
Karen Zunti returned home to Saskatchewan from her current home in Cape Cod, Rhode Island, to finish in a time that was a personal best and is still the Saskatchewan Marathon record. She said: “The Boston Marathon is my favourite one… now, I have a good qualifying time. My previous best was 3:14:00”.
The half-marathon was won by local runner Ron Balezantis (1:19:23) and Angela Plamondon, of Ottawa, in (1:28:12).
In the 10Km, first place went to Cory Forrest (33:31) and Olivia Yule (34:37).
2000 Half Marathon Bib