Curl­ing A 2018 win­ners Marathon man

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Once again this year Ian Mckay’s team has won the Cornwall In­dus­trial League “A” divi­sion cham­pi­onship game on Satur­day, April 14th. at the Cornwall Curl­ing Cen­tre. This is a long run­ning league and teams play ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing Oc­to­ber through April. Any and all teams are wel­come to play in the league.

WILLIAMSTOWN, On­tario - Williamstown`s Wen­dell Lafave, also known as the Marathon Man, is on a new jour­ney to Banff on June 19.

Wen­dell Lafave, an ex­tra­or­di­nary marathon run­ner with 153 marathons to his credit and is not let­ting his jour­ney end just yet. Wen­dell started this jour­ney in 1977, at the age of 29 when he was look­ing through a mag­a­zine at the Sum­mer­heights Golf Links and no­ticed an ad for a marathon tak­ing place in Ot­tawa. Since then, Wen­dell has ran marathons on all of the con­ti­nents, and earned six medals from com­pet­ing in the Ber­lin, New York City, Lon­don, Chicago, Boston and Tokyo marathons. Few can claim they`ve achieved this, but fewer can claim they’ve had an Ab­bott medal hung around their neck.

The Ab­bott World Marathon Ma­jors medal is is­sued to run­ners who have com­pleted in the six ma­jor marathons that in­clude, Boston, New York City, Ber­lin, Lon­don, Chicago and Tokyo. Lafave is now one of the 3,083 peo­ple to have earned this medal.

“I felt quiet ac­com­plish­ment hon­estly,” noted Wen­dall Lafave about achiev­ing the Ab­bott medal. “Whether it’s a good day or bad day once you fin­ish the race you get a great re­lief and the feel­ing of the adren­a­line drip.”

Wen­dell plans on adding his num­ber of marathons by al­most 50. “I would like to get to at least 200 marathons but at 68 years old, it does take a toll on the body.” He will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in a marathon in Cornwall in the next two weeks and also has many plans for fu­ture marathons, this in­cludes go­ing to Banff this sum­mer on June 19, 2018.

Un­til then, Lafave will be tak­ing a lit­tle break. “I am tak­ing a lit­tle break be­cause not too long ago I ran 3 marathons in 3 weeks,” said Lafave. “I went to Tokyo for four to five days and ran a marathon, then I went to Spain, ran a marathon and then I ran an­other marathon af­ter I was in Spain.”

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