Tokyo 2020 Trials & National Championships – from the Broadcast Booth

What an incredible day for Canadians and thousands of others at or following the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM). It was the 30th anniversary, Canadian Championships, AND Canadian Tokyo 2020 Marathon Trials. I’m going to be bold to say it was THE distance race of the year for Canada.  I’ll do a brief recap on the overall winners of …

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Berlin

It’s getting late and I fly home tomorrow but I know I won’t sleep. I never do after a marathon. Today I ran the Berlin Marathon and placed 12th with a time of 2:32:27, my 5th fastest time (2:28 in 2013, 2:29 in 2015, 2:32 x 2 in 2012). I was ranked 15th by personal best times (I may have …

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And Onward I Go Again, Krista DuChene to run Berlin Marathon

It’s been a few months since writing any sort of update. In fact, it’s been about that long since regularly posting on social media. I haven’t retired nor am I injured. I just needed another solid break over the summer to enjoy time with family, and completely rest and recover from another full school year that included coaching hockey and …

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A Second Chance

It seems appropriate to start this post from where I concluded my last, after my disappointing 2019 Boston Marathon, in which I said, “I’m looking forward to strolling along the streets of Boston tomorrow in search of some New England clam chowder and sweet treats before heading back home to pack school lunches and taxi kids to swimming and hockey. …

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Grit, Grace and Gratitude

Grace and gratitude. These are the two words that continue to come to mind when I think about this morning’s Boston Marathon. It’s equally important that I win with class and humility as I lose with respect and gratitude. At 42 years of age I’m not running to prove anything. I’m quite happy with what I’ve accomplished in my athletic …

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Before Boston, Inside My Head

What’s Inside My Head? “This may be your last opportunity to run a marathon.” This is the first statement I make in my upcoming episode of the CBC Gem Original Series, “Inside an Athlete’s Head”, which I described here. Season 2 premieres on Wed. April 10 on the free CBC Gem streaming service and you can go to Inside an Athlete’s …

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