Finally was able to track down results from those snowshoe world championship races held yesterday in Quebec. Check them out for yourselves, see how some familiar names did:
A couple of interesting things from the 10k race:
- David Savard-Gagnon, the same Canadian runner who won the 2011 Baystate Marathon in 2:28, came in 5th overall (3rd Canadian).
- Nacho Hernando-Angulo (whom we simply know as ‘Nacho’ or Nacho Herdando from local snowshoe races), came in 10th overall and was the top snowshoer from Spain.
- There is a Matthieu Pelletier running snowshoe races in Canada and doing quite well. Le Matty P ran a 59:34 and finished 38th overall. How would he fare against our Matty P on the roads? How would Matty P do in a duel with his northern counterpart on snowshoes? We’ll be debating this for years. Maybe Bob Dion will throw down some snowshoe money to fund a one-off race between the two on neutral snow.
More on this to come later. There were a lot of locals racing and we’ll need to get the low down on how they all did.