From The Montreal Gazette:
Running is back as the city hosts premiere road race on Sunday.
Okay, who knew that Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay ran marathons? Three, to be precise.
"I was in the Montreal Marathon in 1984, 1993 and 1994. I wanted to beat three and a half hours, but my best time was four hours and nine minutes in 1984," Tremblay said. "I don't run anymore because of my knees."
These tidbits of information emerged yesterday at a launch of Sunday's Marathon Oasis de Montreal, the 18th time this city has hosted a premiere road race.
Organizers are ecstatic that 9,500 people have signed up for the full marathon, many of them elite runners from all over the globe.
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