The Running Whys – Pete McHugh

Pete McHugh shows off his collection of medals he has earned in running the previous 19 editions of the Marathon by the Sea. He is registered to run the 12km race in this year’s 20th anniversary running of the race on August 10.

Pete McHugh shows off his collection of medals he has earned in running the previous 19 editions of the Marathon by the Sea. He is registered to run the 12km race in this year’s 20th anniversary running of the race on August 10.

This is the 19th story in a series profiling runners who will compete in the 20th anniversary running of Emera Marathon By the Sea Marathon in Saint John on August 10. The stories are also running on the MBTS Facebook page and MBTS website.

One year, he ran through pain associated with a broken toe on his left foot. Another, the throbbing aches in his Achilles tendon were so bad, his running season was cut short. So instead, he walked in a race that’s come to mean so much to him, it’s like a trusted friend.

Yes, since Pete McHugh signed on for the inaugural running of Marathon by the Sea, he has made it to the start line each and every time. Continue reading

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