New Brunswick

Marathon by the Sea sees record run

A Halifax runner has shattered a 17-year record at the Marathon by the Sea in Saint John, N.B.

Nearly 1,000 runners take part in Saint John event

Marathon by the Sea usually attracts hundreds of participants. (Adrian Cheung/CBC)

A Halifax runner has shattered a 17-year record at the Marathon by the Sea in Saint John, N.B.

Graydon Snider won the half marathon with a time of 1:13:20, beating the previous record of 1:14:28 set in 1996.

"It feels really good to have your name there, and it’s someone else's job in the future to break, to chase your record," he said.

Graydon Snider broke the record in the half marathon. (Adrian Cheung/CBC)

Organizers say nearly 1,000 people took part in this year's Marathon by the Sea, which included a full marathon, half marathon and five-mile race.

Tim Hearte won the full marathon. After climbing the hilly terrain of Saint John — over 42 kilometres — he was nursing some sore legs.

"I didn't care too much about my place, until the end. Then I wanted to win it," Hearte said.

Tim Hearte with son Isaac. (Adrian Cheung/CBC)

Elita Rahn, of British Columbia, came first in the women's division and 13th overall with a time of three hours and 27 minutes.

Shauna Wilcox, of Halifax, came in second at three hours and 38 minutes.

This year marks the first time that Saint John is partnering with Fredericton and Moncton for a tri-city series of marathons.

The Moncton event is set for Oct. 27.

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