Silvia Ruegger Left her mark on Canadian Women’s sport

Silvia Ruegger Left her mark on Canadian Women’s sport

Our home-grown champion passed away on Friday. “Sylvie” Ruegger held the marathon record of 2:28:36 for 28 years before it was broken by Lanni Marchant at 2:28:00 in 2013. An important figure in Canadian running, she represented Canada at the very first women’s marathon at Olympic Games in 1984. “The Olympic marathon in Los Angeles took place at a time when women’s distance running was just starting to be accepted on the world stage,” according to Running Magazine.

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