Al Howie

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A plaque commemorating Al's run across Canada.

Al Howie (September 16, 1945 – June 21, 2016) was a Canadian long-distance runner. He was born in Glasgow to Canadian parents. He won more than fifty marathons, ultramarathons and multiday races in over 20 years.[1] He won the 1991 Trans Canada Highway run (7295 kilometers) in the record time of 72 days and 10 hours.[2] He won six-day foot races in California and seven-day races in New York.[3] He was known as theSpartan Tartan.[3][4] In 1987, Mr. Howie married Claudia Cole.[3]

Howie died in Duncan, British Columbia from complications of diabetes, aged 70.[5]

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  1. "Trail section honours Al Howie - Cowichan Valley Citizen". Cowichan Valley Citizen. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  2. "Fortney: Ultra-marathoner Dave Proctor runs through the pain in bid to cross Canada in 66 days". Calgary Herald. 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Al Howie was an eccentric ultramarathoner who ran across Canada". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  4. "Al Howie, ultra-marathon runner known as 'the Spartan Tartan' – obituary". The Telegraph. 2016-07-15. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  5. "Al Howie was an eccentric ultramarathon runner who ran across Canada". The Global Mail. Retrieved July 6, 2016.