Calgary runner finishes first in Cape to Cabot road race
ST. JOHN’S, NL – Michael Kondro has come a long way to cover 20 kilometers, but it was worth it by winning the Orangetheory Cape to Cabot 2021 road race on Sunday.
Kondro, 26, originally from Calgary and entering the tough race for the first time, completed the hilly course in one hour, 21 minutes and 25 seconds, over a minute ahead of runner-up Zach Putt, who won in 2019, the last time the Cape to Cabot took place.
Stephanie Nevin is the new women’s champion after covering the distance from Cape Spear to Cabot Tower on Signal Hill in 1:28:49. This placed Nevin 12th overall among the 380 finishers and four and a half minutes ahead of Janelle Simmons, the second fastest woman.
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Nevin also won the women’s race title in the race, the Munn Insurance Mile, which times runners for the last 1.6 miles of the course, which takes them down the steep slope of Signal Hill.
Kondro, a former University of Calgary varsity runner who also represented Canada in orienteering on the World Cup circuit, was the fastest overall for the Munn Mile, covering it in 8: 29, 20 seconds faster than any other runner.