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    Greetings from Friendly Manitoba!

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    Ahhh…1979.

    The rings of Jupiter were discovered by the Voyager I space probe, and Pioneer 11 was the first spacecraft to visit Saturn.

    President Carter was attacked by a swamp rabbit while fishing, Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister of Britain, and Joe Clark became Canada’s youngest prime minister.

    ESPN, the first cable sports channel was launched after the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, but before the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series.

    McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal, the Sony Walkman hit the streets of Japan for the first time and Star Trek: the Motion Picture hit the big screen.

    Smallpox was declared eradicated.

    And the first Manitoba Marathon was run.

    Happy 35th running, Manitoba Marathon!

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!