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Canadian triathlete Natasha Yaremczuk wins Reykjavik Marathon

Former elite triathlete Natasha Yaremczuk has turned to long distance running since retiring from her career as an ITU athlete. Over the past few years, she’s produced some excellent results with several half and full distance marathon wins. On Saturday morning, she won added another to her resume with the overall win at the Reykjavik Marathon.

Yaremczuk produced the ninth-best time in the history of the Reykjavik Marathon winning in 2:53:25. She won by almost 15 minutes. A former world-class triathlete for Canada – she competed at the Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games – the Paris, Ont. native continued the streak of Canadian wins in the Icelandic capital. David Le Porho won the men’s marathon in 2016.

Yaremczuk, who split 1:25:18 through the halfway point of the marathon, was joined by another Canadian on the podium in the country’s largest city of 123,000 residents.

At the height of her triathlon career, Yaremczuk achieved a handful of ITU Pan American and World Cup wins and regularly placed in the top 15.