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Simon Whitfield Wins Canada’s Comox Valley Half Marathon

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Canadian Olympian triathlete breaks the tape in one hour, six minutes, and 23 seconds.

The big names battled it out at the Comox Valley Half Marathon on Sunday, March 20, with Simon Whitfield talking first place by a margin of three seconds.

Whitfield, an Olympic gold and silver medal triathlete, broke the tape in one hour, six minutes and 23 seconds while Jim Finlayson was right on his heels, finishing second in 1:06.26.

The event was part of the Frontrunners Island Race Series. Jerry Ziak of the Comox Valley finished third in 1:06.36.

Kyle Jones, who has won three of the first five races in the series and has his sights set on the 2012 Olympics, took fourth in 1:07.35 while three-time Olympian Jon Brown (who coaches triathlete Jones) was fifth in 1:07.37. Brown holds the course record of 1:03.57, which he set in 2005.

Read More: BC Local News