Marathoners battle rain to reach finish line
WINNIPEG – Close to 11,000 runners stormed the streets of Winnipeg Sunday for the annual Manitoba Marathon. The first runners took off at 6:30. Cloud, drizzle and wet roads greeted the runners on this Father’s Day.
Organizers of the event say the late spring slowed training for many and registrations are down slightly this year.
The race began, and ended, at University Stadium at the University of Manitoba campus. The route had runners head north on University Crescent to Pembina, then they went up to Wellington Crescent, back down Portage to Broadway, across the river to St. Marys Road to Bishop Grandin and back to the stadium.
On the men’s side Brian Walker won the full marathon, while Abduselam Yussef won the half.
On the women’s side, Alice Sherwin won the full marathon, and Cathy Cullen the half.