Announcement Date: May 31, 2015
male winner: Sergii Vashurin; 2:37:55
female winner: Erin Gardiner; 3:00:21
In an effort to bring an international flavour to one of Canada’s longest-running road races, a small group of Ukrainian athletes were invited to the Saskatchewan Marathon. This world-class contingent of male athletes did very well, with members of the team placing first in the marathon (Sergii Vashurin), half-marathon (Ruslan Kramariuk) and ten Km (Ivan Heshko). Previous local winners did well in the marathon, placing second (Brendan Lunty in 2:39:25) and third (James Funk in 2:50:07). The Women’s Marathon winner was Saskatoon native Erin Gardiner in a time of 3:00:21. At the pasta dinner, there were two great speakers – paralympic athlete, Colette Bourgonje and her protégé, Brittany Hudak, a para-nordic cross country skier.
Wind: southeast @ 21 – 33 Km/h, temperature @ 7:00 am: 9°C; @ 11:00 am: 17°C