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2 juillet 2019

Canada Roller Marathon found its honorary spokesperson

After announcing that they would partnered with the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and also that they were teaming up with the largest inline speed skating marathon in the USA, the Canada Roller Marathon found its honorary spokesperson.

By Carl Savard
Photo by Peter Doucet

It’s with a lot of pride that Pierre Laurent, race director of the Canada Roller Marathon, announced that Canadian skater Valérie Maltais has accepted to be the honorary spokesperson of the first edition of the event. Well known for her great career in short track speed  skating, the 28-year-old olympian made the switch to long track speed skating last season and offered promising results. Her goal now is to qualify for the 2022 Olympic games. Maltais also represented Canada in inline speed skating at the 2015 Pan American Games presented in Toronto which make her the perfect fit to be the face of this first edition of the Canada Roller Marathon this September. 

The organizers also reached out to Mike Ward, race director of the Northshore Inline Marathon and Skate Fest in Duluth (Minnesota), to link the two events and develop a partnership that would encourage athletes to take part in both races. Some big names of the sport such as Chad Hedrick, Ken Kuwada and young American star Corinne Stoddard have won the Northshore Inline Marathon in the past. 

Finaly, the Canada Roller Marathon has decided to team up with the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. A natural partnership considering that physical activity and a healthy lifestyle are key in maintaining cardiovascular health. 

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