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Sports: NOTL’s Devlin finishes her 11th New York Marathon
Margot Devlin with her finishers medal and top from the 2023 New York City Marathon. SUPPLIED SUPPLIED

There’s no stopping Niagara-on-the-Lake’s marathon woman.

Margot Devlin just completed her 11th New York City Marathon on Nov. 5.

The NOTL senior, who is quick to advise that she’s not fast, just slow and steady, will now start training for her next big race – her fifth London Marathon, in April 2024.

Finishing a road race that’s 26.2 miles (42 kilometres) demands discipline and determination.

After all, it’s roughly the distance from Old Town to Beamsville. No small feat, to be sure.

She has now completed 15 full marathons and more than a dozen half-marathons. And the 67-year-old has no plans to stop anytime soon.

As she mentioned last year after running the New York race, her goal is 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.

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