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.