Year 20 – 1998

Male winner: Tarrant Crosschild; 2:45:00
Female winner: Celene Sidloski; 3:20:07

“If you see me at the start, I’m going to be at the finish line”. So said the “Marathon Man”, Ray Risling, as he prepared to run his 100th marathon, this year’s Star Phoenix Saskatchewan Marathon. Mayor Henry Dayday even declared Sunday to be “Ray Risling Day.” Risling finished on the windy day in a time of 5:02:46.

9am wind: south 26Kmh, 7am: 15°C, 11am: 25°C

This year’s marathon was unique as well, in that both the men’s and women’s winners were first time marathoners. Tarrant Crosschild usually runs the 10Km event. Celene Sidloski had only formally entered two measured distances: a half marathon in 1997 and the SRRA’s 20Km River Run in 1998.

The half-marathon winners were Joan Cochrane (1:27:00) and Ray Workman in 1:15:22.

Colette Bourgonje once again wheeled through the half-marathon in 2:09:49.

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