Big weekend for the marathon. World record set in Berlin (some really interesting pacing data at that link), Haile drops out, and Montreal is won in a pretty quick 2:13 (considering the course). Trimes is concerned about the lack of coverage of the Montreal race. This may be a good point, but I have to say, chapeau to the people of Montreal who seem to have gotten out yesterday morning in great numbers to cheer the runners on. I’ve jogged around and watched as well as raced (5k and 10k) this weekend, and I’ve never seen such crowds. Well done! As for runners, wow, again, I don’t think Montreal has seen such numbers before. Lots of students hopefully starting some good habits. Probably a large swell of them were in the half, not the marathon, but seeing the endless waves of people coming up St. Laurent, under the train bridge and making the turn onto Bellechasse made me think I was at some “real” big city marathon! So well done, Montreal, you had a good weekend!
Jane is breaking down. That’s normal pre-marathon, but maybe her situation is a little worse.
There was also the Canadian 10k road championships this weekend at the Metro Toronto Zoo. Rob Watson was there.