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Sports: NOTL senior completes her fifth London Marathon
NOTL's Margot Devlin holds the medal received for completing Sunday's London Marathon. SHAUN DEVLIN

Marathoner Margot Devlin conquered London on Sunday for the fifth time.

Registered in the age 65 to 69 category, the Niagara-on-the-Lake runner even bettered her time from last year’s rain-soaked race by more than 22 minutes.

She finished the demanding 26.2-mile (42-kilometre) London Marathon course in a time of 6:45.14.

“It was a cold, windy day but the crowds were unbelievable this year,” Devlin said in a message from England.

“I think there were double the spectators from last year. It was wild.”

With number 5 done she already has signed up for London Marathon number 6 next year.

The NOTL senior, who always says she’s not fast, just slow and steady, ran her 11th New York City Marathon last November.

She has now finished 16 full marathons and several half-marathons.

One of her goals has been to complete 15 (or more) Big Apple marathons.

“Because after you do 15, you get to wait for the start in a heated tent on Staten Island with all the elite runners and celebrities,” she said previously.

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