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Toronto Twins represent Canada at Boston Marathon

Twin sisters Kim and Michelle Krezonoski from Toronto were invited to compete against some of the world’s most elite female runners at the recently concluded Boston Marathon, an annual marathon race hosted by several cities and towns in the greater Boston area of eastern Massachusetts, United States. The Krezonoski sisters became the first twins in the history of the Boston Marathon to compete in the women’s pro field.

At 30 years old, the sisters were Canada’s top female finishers. Michelle completed the marathon in 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 23 seconds, while Kim finished in 2 hours, 40 minutes, and 50 seconds, ranking them 23rd and 26th respectively among female runners. The pro field at the Boston Marathon featured about sixty elite female competitors, with Hellen Obiri from Kenya taking the top spot with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 37 seconds.

The Boston Marathon was Kim’s third marathon and Michelle’s second. The two sisters, who ran together for around seventeen miles, say it was special for them to participate and represent Canada together.

Kim and Michelle grew up near Thunder Bay and later relocated to Toronto. Their journey from running on dirt roads in Shuniah Township to competing alongside world-class athletes at the Boston Marathon is truly inspirational.

The Boston Marathon is one of the six major marathons in the world and the Krezonoski sisters have set a goal to complete all six of them. They also plan to participate in the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles together, which would be incredibly special for them.