Ryan third in Ironman 70.3 race

GREEN HILL — Local cycling and triathlon enthusiasts are celebrating, knowing that Ryan Shaun MacDonald has returned home with third-place honours at a renowned long-distance triathlon. The local athlete known more for his cycling in his younger years has taken on triathlons with gusto and provided more evidence by finishing third overall and first among...

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DeYoung describes triathlon award

TRENTON – Chris DeYoung has taken time to share his memories of Paul MacDonald and the friendship they had. DeYoung joins MacDonald’s sister Janet Purdy each year to present the Paul MacDonald Triathlete Award in MacDonald’s memory at the Melmarby Triathlon. MacDonald died from a sudden brain stem stroke on July 6, 2005, at the...

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MacDonald retains triathlon title

MELMERBY BEACH — Ryan Shaun MacDonald is once again Melmerby Triathlon champion. The Green Hill athlete completed the swim, bike and run disciplines in two hours, two minutes, 54 seconds. He finished the Olympic distance six minutes faster than when he won last year, well ahead of runner-up Satish Punna of Moncton. Shawn Noftall of...

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Huge crowd for Miss Miles run

NEW GLASGOW – Another sold-out Miss Miles fun run is a gratifying thing for its organizers. Race director Carol Curley said she was pleased with the turnout and with how the event has become a fixture for many of the participants over its five years. “It was great,” Curley said. “”When we started Miss Miles,...

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YMCA offers Tri Club starting May 27

The Pictou County YMCA plans to introduce a Y Tri Club Indoor “Y Not Tri?” triathlon program on May 27. It will illustrate to young people, 12 years old and under, the swimming, biking and running disciplines associated with triathlons. The indoor triathlon started in 2016 by a group of volunteers to gain more interest...

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MacDonald Olympic winner during 2017 Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH — Ryan Shaun MacDonald is a Melmerby Triathlon champion. MacDonald captured the Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday with a time of two hours, eight minutes and 57 seconds at the annual event. His win followed a third-place finish last year when Corey Deveaux of Sydney River was the winner and Shawn Noftall of...

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