Bronze medals for Roy

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Wheelchairath­lete Diane Roy won a bronze medal at the London Marathon, just six days af­ter win­ning a bronze medal at the Bos­ton Marathon. Ms. Roy had a time of 1:53:05, just one sec­ond be­hind sec­ond place fin­isher Wakako Tsuchida from Ja­pan. Bri­tain’s Shel­ley Woods fin­ished first with a time of 1:49:10. “It was a lit­tle cold but there was no rain. We were be­side each other for the first fif­teen to twenty kilo­me­tres, how­ever, Shel­ley Woods was stronger on the climbs and in the end I couldn’t catch her,” com­mented Ms. Roy.

On Satur­day the ath­letes vis­ited the marathon course for the up­com­ing London Olympic Games. For the first time in his­tory, that course will not fin­ish in the sta­dium but in front of Buck­ing­ham Palace. Be­sides that, the course was deemed in need of mod­i­fi­ca­tion to make it safer for the rac­ers.

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