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Summary of the Quebec Marathon, 2013
The 9th Marathon de Québec, organised by the Club de Patinage de Vitesse des Maîtres de Québec (CPVMQ), was held at the Gaetan-Boucher Oval on November 9th and 10th, 2013. The turnout was good despite the early date in the season. A total of 46 skaters, 29 men and 17 women came from Québec, Ottawa, Kitchener, Kingston, and as far as Pennsylvania and Rochester, NY. Also, several new skaters, mostly from the CPVMQ, participated in their first marathon and loved the experience.
The first event, a 25 km, was held Saturday evening. In the women’s overall category, Geneviève Provencher and Anika Bédard took the first two positions with a difference of a few hundredths of a second, followed by Jennifer Benedicktson in third place. In the men’s category, Christopher Fiola (pictured above, foreground) won the event by three minutes in front of Constant Montpellier and Alexander Jamojski.
Last year’s record of 89 laps in the One hour Challenge remained unbeaten this year because of the strong winds and snow on Sunday morning (see photo, left). In the Women’s category, Jennifer Benedicktson won the first place with 62 laps, Sandy Ramer and Rosie Chung finished second and third, respectively, with 55 laps. In the men’s, Christopher Fiola finished first with 78 laps, followed in second by Nathan Feinberg from Rochester NY with 73 laps and in third place by first-time marathoner Réjean Blais from CPVMQ, also with 73 laps.
Finally, the 10km des Roses was a first opportunity for some women to skate in a peloton. The placement was divided into two categories, elite and participation, according to times.
The organising committee was pleased with the participation level and would like to invite you to the next MSI events: 10km, 21km and 42km in Lake Placid, NY, on December, 6-7-8, 2013, followed by 25km and 50km at the North-American Championships in Portland, ON, January 25-26, 2014. Check the MSI website for complete information.
Complete results for the Quebec Marathon are found here.
Chair of the CPVMQ Organizing Committee
Translation by Anika Bedard. Photo of Christopher Fiola and volunteer snow shoveler by Alicia Weiss.