David Freake of St. John’s went 42.195 kilometres Sunday in Toronto, and then a little bit more.
To the top of the podium.
The 31-year-old St. John’s runner was first overall in the Toronto Marathon with a time of two hours, 33 minutes and 57 seconds, outdistancing 1,389 other finishers.
The time, just a dozen seconds off Freake’s personal best (set at least year’s Toronto race) put him more than eight-and-a-half minutes ahead of the runner-up.
Freake — who won last weekend’s Mundy Pond 5K in St. John’s — wasn’t the only Newfoundlander whose name was on the first page of the Toronto results list.
Charlie Kourvelas of St. John’s was fifth in 2:50:48, while former Tely 10 women’s champion Anne (Barrington) Johnston of St. John’s was second among 437 female finishers and 18th overall in 2:58:50.
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