It was a tough Sunday morning on the Paradise-to-Bannerman Park course, with the high humidity taking a roll on the 4,672 runners and walkers who started the race.
Despite the conditions, Murrin bettered her time from last year, crossing the finish line in 56:58.
But she paid for it at the end, requiring attention from St. John Ambulance attendants.
“That’s the toughest race I’ve ever been in,” Murrin said afterwards.
Fewer agreed, after finishing in a time of 52:05.
Last year, Fewer set the record for most Tely 10 victories with his 10th championship.
Anne Johnston led all women for most of the race before she was overtaken by Murrin. Johnston finished in 57:34, and Kate Bazeley, the current course record-holder, was third in 58:41. Jennifer Barron came in fourth in 1:02.08 and Lisa Collins-Sheppard rounded out the top five, stopping the clock in 1:02.29.
Montreal’s Graydon Snider placed second behind Fewer, just as he did the last time he ran the Tely, in 2016. Snider’s time was 52:40. Chris Galley was third in 54:01, Nick Snow fourth in 54:22 and Michael Gill of Oakville, Ont. placed fifth in a time of 55:02.
Sunday’s registration was down a bit from last year, when 4,811 were at the start line. And that number was less than the 4,912 who started the 2016 race.
First person to cross finish this morning. pic.twitter.com/R8E0OTKyXC— Juanita Mercer (@juanitamercer_) July 22, 2018
As 4,682 runners pound their way through this year’s Tely 10 course, there’s a few things to contend with. Scattered sun breaks and rain showers coupled with high humidity and the promise of more heat as the morning progresses. For photos and tweets of the Tely10 unfolding follow @TelyPhotoGosse, @kennoliver79 and @juanitamercer. The Telegram sports gurus will have a wrap later today of how the Tely went, and who made it to the finish line.
Colin Fewer this year’s winner. pic.twitter.com/7enXJ9EWjk— Juanita Mercer (@juanitamercer_) July 22, 2018
@SteveBartlett_ and @NLAthletics president Rosemary Ryan-Forsey (far left) present Rebecca Price with a commemorative edition of the finishers’s medal she designed for this year’s @Tely10NL #Tely10 pic.twitter.com/l5Li6QlDiK— Kenn Oliver (@kennoliver79) July 22, 2018