One of the most prestigious marathons in the world, let alone North America!
Mark Sutcliffe staff writer for the Ottawa Citizen wrote an article today, highlighting just some of the National Capital runners'.
Alan began running when he was 69 years young. He had witnessed the vibrant, happy looking groups emerging from the local Running Room. Mentioning that it was a horrendous step for him to get from the comfort of his car, he joined his first "learn-to-run" clinic.
Five years later, by "accident" Alan met a group of runner's training for a marathon at Niagara Falls in the fall of 2007 and joined in. It was at this race that Alan qualified for Boston!!!
Through sheer dedication, determination, running through our long, frigid, snowy winter, wonderful, quiet, smiling Alan will race tomorrow as the only Canadian in his age category...75!!!
We will be cheering for you Alan (bib #21133), run strong, run safe and have the race of your life.....
Life's fun if you don't weaken!
** updates as they happen.....
Alan Rushforth, age 75 ~ finished: 5:15:29 ~ Congratulations Alan !!!
** Marathon Dude Bill ~ Bill Carter finished: 2:59:10 ~ Congratulations Bill !!!
** Nitmos ~ Michael Barr finished: 3:59:03 ~ Congratulations Mike !!!