Sunday, June 23, 2013

At the edge of the nation, a new marathon is run

I've just returned from assignments in far Downeast Maine and southwestern New Brunswick. The first story ran today in the Maine Sunday Telegram and was on the backstory to the creation and organization of today's inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon.

The race, which concluded a few hours ago, started at West Quoddy Head light, the easternmost point in the United States, and continued through Lubec, Maine, over the F.D.R. Memorial Bridge, through Canadian customs and onto Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Runners ran the entire length of the 10-mile long island to East Quoddy Head light and back again to recross the bridge and border and reach the finish line in downtown Lubec, population 1100. I hear the rain even held off.

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