Back in June, Neepawa's Daniel Heschuk finished in fifth place in the Manitoba Half Marathon, in a race that featured more than 2500 participants.
He finished that race in just over 67 minutes and now the University of Manitoba Bison runner is at it again. The 23-year-old took part in the Fort Garry Rotary Club Half Marathon and he made another statement. In the 15-25-year-old age group, Heschuk finished the race in just over 69 minutes. That time was good enough to finish at the very top in an event that featured more than 100 racers.
"Honestly, it felt pretty nice. Securing a win is always a great feeling," said Heschuk. "I haven't really been training for half marathons recently, so it was nice just to get the chance to see where I was at both physically and mentally."
"I just went out there with a goal of keeping a good pace throughout," he continued. "I didn't try to push it really at all, it was just about keeping a good solid pace throughout the race and it worked well."
Before the snow hits, Daniel will be a busy man. He'll compete in the University of Saskatchewan sled dog cross-country race which is an 8-kilometre event. He will also head to Grand Forks for another cross-country race. His final one before the winter will be a cross-country race in Winnipeg.
Daniel will return to train with the Bisons next year.