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In the long run, Newfoundlander David Freake was the winner at Toronto Marathon

St. John’s runner David Freake finished first overall at Sunday’s Toronto Marathon. — Larry Penney photo/file
St. John’s runner David Freake finished first overall at Sunday’s Toronto Marathon. — Larry Penney photo/file

St. John’s marathoner first in a field of nearly 1,400; Anne Johnston among top female finishers

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.

Anne Johnston had a podium finish at Sunday’s Toronto Marathon, running to second place in the female division. — Larry Penney photo/file
Anne Johnston had a podium finish at Sunday’s Toronto Marathon, running to second place in the female division. — Larry Penney photo/file

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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