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Athlete of the Week: Anne Johnston

Anne (Barrington) Johnston
Anne (Barrington) Johnston - File

She was outstanding in Boston

Runner Anne (Barrington) Johnston is The Telegram sports department’s choice as athlete of the week.

Johnston turned in an outstanding performance in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon Monday. She was the the 37th female across the finish line, and the top Canadian resident, in a time of two hours, 43 minutes and .02 seconds.

Canada’s Kate Gustafson, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., stopped the clock in 2:42.34.

Incredibly, Johnston was the 515th overall finisher in the world’s most famous marathon, held annually since 1897 which routinely draws 30,000-plus runners each year.

Johnston is a three-time winner of the Tely 10-Mile Road Race, and holds three of the top 20 fastest times recorded in the race.

Her 57:34 showing last year, when she was second to Jennifer Murrin, is the 10th-fastest time ever run in the Tely.

Johnston was second in the Toronto Marathon in 2018, finishing in 2:58:00.

Date of birth: Aug. 30, 1980

Height: 5-6

Weight: 120 pounds

Birthplace: St. John’s

Residence: Torbay

Occupation: Occupational therapist

Club: Athletics Northeast

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