Canadian wins Montreal Marathon
David Savard-Gagnon from Baie-Saint-Paul, Que. is the first Canadian to win since 1989
David Savard-Gagnon of Baie St-Paul, Que. won the Montreal Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 30 minutes and 15 seconds, becoming the first Canadian to win the men's event in 24 years.
Nadia Bolduc from Saguenay, Que. was the first woman past the finish line with a time of 2 hours 51 minutes and 38 seconds.
A record 32,000 people took part in the 23rd Montreal Marathon, which also featured a half-marathon and other smaller races.
The sold-out race had 4,000 runners registered for the full 42.195-km marathon, which began on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge at 8:30 a.m.
Another 14,000 were registered for the half-marathon, 7,000 for a 10-km race and 3,000 for a 5-km event.
The Montreal race is part of the international Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series, and will feature post-race entertainment, in addition to the 21 bands stationed along the course to encourage runners.
Streets were closed at different times throughout the day to accommodate the 32,000 participants.
All roads are expected to be reopened by 4:00 p.m.
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