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A pair of P.E.I. runners win the Fredericton Marathon


The forty fourth annual Stewart McKelvey Fredericton Marathon returned to its conventional Mom’s Day date for the primary time in three years, welcoming nearly 2,000 runners in N.B.’s capital metropolis. Stanley Chaisson of Bear River P.E.I. got here away with the victory in a brand new course document time of two:25:22, whereas Jennie Orr of Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. gained the ladies’s race in a private greatest time of three:00:32. 

Chaisson led the race from the beginning, ending a 25-minutes forward of second place. Chaisson was additionally the 2021 Frederiction Marathon champion in 2:29.20, taking 22 seconds off the earlier document (2:29:42) held by James MacLellan of Sydney N.S. 

Orr, a four-time Boston marathoner, managed to take two minutes off her earlier private greatest of three:02. This 12 months’s race marked the primary time Orr has run the Fredericton Marathon in six years. In 2016, Orr completed fourth in 3:23:27. 

The 2022 Frederiction Marathon. Picture: Stephen MacGillivray

The circumstances for the race had been ultimate for working, as race temperatures hit round 10 levels C on Sunday morning. “It was good to see an occasion come collectively and set the tone for the working season,” stated race director Bruce MacFarlane. “It was the right day for working.”

The Fredericton Marathon is among the fashionable locations for a lot of Canadian runners trying to hit a Boston Marathon qualifying time as a consequence of its flat and quick course. At this 12 months’s race, it was reported that 31 per cent of the finishers ran underneath the BQ normal for his or her age. 

The occasion featured 5 races, together with the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K and 5K run. 



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