The fourth annual Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Half Marathon is brought to you by Race Director extraordinaire, Jonathan Torchia and his amazing Race Crew. I have had the pleasure of pacing all four events and from my perspective this race improves tenfold each and every year. It has the feel of a big city race and yet Jonathan makes it personal and homegrown. He greets all volunteers by first name and with a handshake. He is the quintessential Type A personality, never sitting, rarely sleeping, and forever encouraging.
I am pacing a 2 hour ten minute group and like you, I'm anxious and excited about race day. Like you, I have trained for months in difficult conditions. Like you, I have suffered through injury and grimaced through pain. Like you, I have run many hundreds of lonely miles in anticipation of race day.
Like you, I am strong.
Like you, I am ready.
Like you, I am overwhelmed with happiness!
Look for me on race day... I'm the little guy with a big smile.
A full race report will be posted after the event. It's a good day to be alive.
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