This is the seventh story in a series profiling runners who will compete in the 2oth anniversary running of Emera Marathon By the Sea Marathon in Saint John. The stories are also running on the MBTS Facebook page and MBTS website.
2014 marks an anniversary for Jeff Queen of Saint John. A decade ago, he took on the half marathon distance at Marathon By the Sea and caught the running fever. It led to his first marathon and many more, impressively shaving 90 minutes off his initial marathon time in that span. Jeff is one of the top runners in the area and this year, he is returning to Marathon By the Sea once again, the scene of where his passion for running really kicked into high gear.
I was active in many sports as a kid growing up, but didn’t maintain anything through university. I started running in 2004 to get back into sports, and because, to be honest, I thought it’d be fun to run a marathon. Continue reading