For a small community, we have more than our share of world-class athletes. Four of them made our list of top sports stories from 2021—determined by views—along with a new hiking club that encourages women to explore the great outdoors.
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Local athlete Kip Arlidge (pictured above) completed a record-breaking, multi-day trail run along the Bruce Trail.
Starting in Tobermory on Friday, June 18 and arriving in Niagara on Sunday, June 27, Arlidge completed the approximately 900 km trail in nine days, three hours, and 27 minutes, beating the previous best time by 13 hours. The trail’s length is the equivalent of about 21 marathons.
Hiking is an excellent way to stay active, appreciate nature, and discover all that Muskoka’s landscape has to offer.
Hiking as part of a group creates an unparalleled experience one could never achieve on their own; it instils a sense of community, inclusivity, and friendship. This is what the Hiker Babes—an international women’s hiking group—stand for and what they wish to achieve on each and every hike.
Jen Nicholson’s finishing time of 3:17:12 at the 2021 Boston Marathon placed her in the top 200 in a field of nearly 25,000 racers, and 19th in her age category (W45) which included more than 900 women.
Young local mountain bike racer, Cole Punchard, added a Swiss Bike Cup win to his list of accolades.
Former Port Sydney resident Collin Cameron competed in his first International Paralympic Committee World Cup event of the season at his home course in Canmore, Alberta, earning a gold, silver, and bronze.
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