From our sister publication, Athletics Illustrated
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The 37th annual Prairie Inn Harrier’s Pioneer 8K taking place this Sunday just got an injection of speed from a few international athletes.
Late additions to the race are Dylan Wykes, Canada’s second fastest active marathon runner, who competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games and owns a personal best of 2:10:47 from his 2012 Rotterdam marathon performance. There is Rob Watson, also one of Canada’s faster marathon runners with a best of 2:13:29 from his 2013 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Watson also ran 2:13:37 during the 2012 Rotterdam race.
Jeff Symonds is an ironman triathlete, who has competed at a high level internationally including winning the 2015 Ironman Asia Pacific in Melbourne, Australia. Also in the race is Brandon Lord, who was born in Sudbury, but grew up Chattanooga and competed for the University of Georgia in the NCAA. Lord owns a 5,000-metre personal best of 14:09.69.