Charles Philibert-Thiboutot breaks the Canadian record in the 5 km

Quebecer Charles Philibert-Thiboutot won the 5 km race in Boston, held on the sidelines of the famous marathon, setting a new Canadian record on Saturday.

The Quebec native crossed the finish line with a time of 13:35, which is one second less than the mark set in 1986 by Paul Williams in California. This is a first record for his country for the 31-year-old runner.

The one who participated in the 1500m at the Rio Olympics in 2016, had just been excluded from a qualification for Tokyo last summer.

The Boston Athletic Association Marathon returns in April, having been held in the fall of 2021. The previous edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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