DuChene sets Canadian record

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Krista DuChene Photo Alvinston native Krista DuChene broke an ultra marathon record Friday.

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Put another one in the record books for Krista DuChene.

The Brooke Central Public School and LCCVI grad has set a new Canadian women’s record in the 50-kilometer run.

Friday in Hamilton, she ran the distance in 3 hours, 22 minutes and 22 seconds. Her time was nearly six minutes faster than the previous national mark set at the World Championship in Qatar in 2015.

By way of perspective, 50 kms is basically running from Petrolia to Sarnia’s Chris Hadfield Airport and back again.

On her blog, the former farm girl raised near Alvinston, says she’ll take up to two weeks to “fully recover” before announcing what marathon she will compete in this fall.

Her preparation now turns to preparing for the Olympics as an analyst for the marathon events at the Tokyo Olympics for CBC.