Quebecer Nicholas Berrouard wins the 25th Montreal marathon
Geneviève Asselin Demers came in first in the women's group
Quebecer Nicholas Berrouard won the 25th Montreal marathon on Sunday, finishing the 42.2-kilometre race in 2:26:43, a personal record for him.
For the 34-year-old St-Boniface native, it was a dream achievement going back several years. He finished fourth last year and fifth in 2013.
He ran his first marathon in 2008.
Geneviève Asselin Demers was the first woman to cross the line. She finished in 2:59:00. The civil engineer from Repentigny beat the second-place finisher, Joanne Normand, by 29.4 seconds. Anick Riendeau was third in the women's trial at 3:00:24.
David Savard-Gagnon, another Quebecer, finished 13.9 seconds after Berrouard for second place on the mens' side.
Abdoul Aziz Kimba Djado came in third at 2:31:18. It was the second Montreal marathon for the man who fled violence in Niger to live in Quebec.