Ger­mani part of Rum Run­ner's clos­est fin­ish

The Victoria Standard - - Sports - JEN­NIFER RI­P­LEY

In a race, ev­ery sec­ond counts. In the Septem­ber 30th Rum Run­ner's Re­lay Race, it was 13 sec­onds that mat­tered most.

A Few Good Men fin­ished in a time of 6:27:50, just ahead of the Hal­i­fax Road Ham­mers at 6:28:03, mak­ing it the clos­est fin­ish in the event's his­tory. Bad­deck res­i­dent Tyler Ger­mani was part of the win­ning team.

"It was my first year racing on the team, but it was the team's third con­sec­u­tive win of the re­lay," says Ger­mani.

Also on the 10-mem­ber team were fel­low Cape Bre­ton­ers Chris Al­gary of Cape North, and Justin Lalanne and Corey De­veaux of Syd­ney.

For over 30 years, the Rum Run­ners race has been pro­vid­ing a fun yet chal­leng­ing racing ex­pe­ri­ence. The course runs from Hal­i­fax to Lunen­burg, trav­el­ling 110Km over 10 stages. 70 teams par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual event, which has be­come one of the prov­inces most pop­u­lar races. The race is in­spired by the rum run­ning his­tory of the south shore when the Nova Sco­tia Tem­per­ance Act of 1910 was in ef­fect.

Tyler Ger­mani (front) ran the 9.4 km leg 7 of the Rum Run­ner's Re­lay Race, from East River to Ch­ester, in 32:57. His team "A Few Good Men" won the race in what is be­ing called the clos­est fin­ish in the Re­lay's his­tory. Sub­mit­ted photo.

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