male winner: Vince Cole; 2:46:21
female winner: Jody Urbanoski; 3:16:33
Turner Valley, Alberta resident, Vince Cole won his third Adidas Saskatchewan Marathon in four years, at age 50. Cole was running alongside defending champion Kevin Morgans and 1986 winner, Jim Jasieniuk, until he took charge at the half-way mark. Morgans finished second in 2:52:03 and Jasieniuk third in 2:56:56.
Jody Urbanoski led the women’s pack the whole distance and finished in tenth position overall in 3:16:33
Two-time marathon champion, Brian Michasiw, won the men’s half-marathon in 1:20:17. The women’s event was won by 2003 marathon champ, Brandi Pozniak in 1:27:35.
In the 10Km event, winners were David Sorenson (36:08) and Marion Craig (39:18).
Race Director Scott St. Pierre was extremely pleased to see the number of entrants break the millenium mark, with a record total of 1008. This was the year that the SRRA executive decided to avoid competition with the Regina Marathon, by moving it to a late spring date. It was a very successful move.
The demographics were definitely changing, too. Of the 1008 entrants, almost two-thirds, (650) were women.
9am wind: southeast 17Kmh, 7am: 11°C, 11am: 14°C
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