Marathon Running

Albert Smoke

Albert Smoke was born in 1894, a Mississauga Anishinaabe from Alderville First Nations. He was raised at Curve Lake. Smoke began his road racing career in 1910 in Peterborough, competing in the Peterborough Examiner Road Race and over the next few years worked his way up the ranks in the sport. Although small in stature…

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Frederick Simpson

Born in 1878 at Alderville Mississauga Anishinabeg of the Ojibway Nation, Fred Simpson moved as a young man to Hiawatha Reserve on Rice Lake to seek employment. A lanky, lithe and strong man, Simpson took up road racing with the Peterborough YMCA Harriers Club in 1906 and within a year was racing such notable events…

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Nancy (Clarke) Sharpe

Nancy Sharpe

Squash, softball, slo-pitch, marathon running, triathlon, biathlon and duathlon; Nancy Sharpe has excelled at these sports and many more in an outstanding, lengthy and remarkably versatile athletic career. A seven-time member of the Canadian Triathlon Team for Olympic and Half-Ironman Distances, Nancy has competed at World Triathlon Championships in Mexico, Australia and Canada. She qualified…

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