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Science student Yussuf Abduselam first place in the 2015 Manitoba Half Marathon

June 30, 2015 — 

On Sunday, June 21, 2015, science student Yusuf Abduselam won first place in the 2015 Manitoba Half Marathon.

In addition to studying science Abduselam is a distance runner on the University track team and has completed five other half marathons. He won first place at last year’s Manitoba competition, he entered the marathon again this year with the ambition to beat his previous time and set a new record and he succeeded! He finished in just over an hour clocking an official time of 1:05:28.8, the year before his score was 1:09:32.1, and he broke the record set in back 1993.

“I enjoy running because its fun. I put in an average of 70-80 miles a week for training,” said Abduselam.

On behalf of everyone at the Faculty of Science, Congratulations!

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