Brantford Expositor – November 6, 2009

Marathoner is armed for cold weather
Brantford’s marathon mamma racked up another win last weekend when she was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Road2Hope marathon in Hamilton. Krista Duchene got the nickname Marathon Mom after winning a marathon on Mother’s Day and, perhaps, after running the Paris half-marathon while 6-1/2 months pregnant. Or maybe it’s just because of her two little ones — Micah and Seth. Krista cut a pretty dashing figure Sunday as she crossed the finish line and raised in celebration arms that looked like they were encased in elegant full-length black gloves. Turns out the “gloves” are actually arm warmers that, paired with black gloves, ward off the chill without having to have a jacket or shirt that might need removing while one is running. “In weather like this,” says Krista, “they’re perfect. And they do look elegant!” With her time of two hours, 46 minutes, Krista is now ranked fifth in Canada and is dreaming of running the national championship race in Ottawa next year. “Pretty much all of my races this year resulted in me coming in first or second and every race was faster than the one before.” Go Mom!

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