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Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia

Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak smashes Canadian marathon record in Berlin

40-year-old finished in two hours 23 minutes 12 seconds

 

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis

De Grasse leads Canada to men’s 4x100m relay gold at world championships

Canadians set a national record and world-leading time of 37.48 seconds Saturday

 

Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Record-breaking cross-Canada run passes through Langley, Fraser Valley

Dave Proctor wrapped up his run on Thursday, July 21

 

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Local Search and Rescue team members took part in the Golden Ears run, and Andrew McIlwain (2537) ran the race in 1:24:46 for a respectable 12th out of 43 men in the age 40-49 class., while his teammate Evan Mackenzie (2515) finished in 1:32:50, and in the middle of the pack overall. (Special to The News)

Golden Ears run Saturday part of 5 Peaks running series

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows runners posted some fast times

Local Search and Rescue team members took part in the Golden Ears run, and Andrew McIlwain (2537) ran the race in 1:24:46 for a respectable 12th out of 43 men in the age 40-49 class., while his teammate Evan Mackenzie (2515) finished in 1:32:50, and in the middle of the pack overall. (Special to The News)
Mad Dashers founders Randy MacKirdy and Neli Avila are bringing their run back to Osprey Village on May 15. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

MAD Dashers run/walk coming to Pitt Meadows next weekend

Dash for Diabetes starts in Osprey Village on May 15

Mad Dashers founders Randy MacKirdy and Neli Avila are bringing their run back to Osprey Village on May 15. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Greg Greenslade is with Karen Moritz at finish line of the 2018 Fund Run in June. (Special to The News)

Double lung recipient plans to partake in Maple Ridge run to give back

The 18th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Fund Run is virtual this year

Greg Greenslade is with Karen Moritz at finish line of the 2018 Fund Run in June. (Special to The News)
Maèva Tremblay will run 21 kilometres to combat depression and anxiety. (Maèva Tremblay/ Facebook)

Maple Ridge girl running half marathon for mental health

Maèva Tremblay suffered from depression and anxiety after COVID cut short France exchange program

Maèva Tremblay will run 21 kilometres to combat depression and anxiety. (Maèva Tremblay/ Facebook)
Jacob Mattson was delighted once he completed 250 laps of the Maple Ridge Secondary School’s track. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man runs mega-marathon for Movember

Jacob Mattson, 25, only started running frequently nine months ago

Jacob Mattson was delighted once he completed 250 laps of the Maple Ridge Secondary School’s track. (Special to The News)
20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)

Merritt man attempts to run 100-miles in 24 hours for addiction awareness

After raising $110,000 for the food bank in his first 100-mile try, Sam is focusing on a new cause

20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)
Mike Huber will be running his first Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra World Championships on Oct. 17. (Mike Huber/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man running for Canada in world ultra championships

Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra World Championships will be run by Team Canada outside Kelowna

Mike Huber will be running his first Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra World Championships on Oct. 17. (Mike Huber/Special to The News)
Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Runners find joy in virtual racing during COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s road racing season was about to begin when COVID-19 hit in March

Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Kevin Barata ran up and down Ledgeview Trails 32 times, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon
Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley trainer brings ‘San Juasn’t’ half marathon to her team after race cancelled in U.S.

It was a full half-marathon experience for just four runners with spectators, noise-makers and more

Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A few days after Langley runner Sarah Inglis realized her long-standing dream of representing her native Scotland, it was put on hold (file)

B.C. runner ‘a bit gutted’ that COVID-19 virus concerns postponed major event

Organizers of World Half-Marathon Championships in Gydnia, Poland delay till October

A few days after Langley runner Sarah Inglis realized her long-standing dream of representing her native Scotland, it was put on hold (file)
Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (Contributed)

B.C. woman crowned the fastest female marathon runner in Canadian history

Malindi Elmore ran an incredible 2:24:50 at the Houston Marathon

Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (Contributed)
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