29 Feb '16, 6pm

Canadian mother wins New Orleans marathon with light-hearted finish moment

Canadian mother wins New Orleans marathon with light-hearted finish moment

Meggan Franks during the World Mountain Running Championships in 2013. Photo: Lois Robocon . After Meggan Franks crossed the finish line as the winner of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, race volunteers handed her an American flag in a light-hearted moment. The only problem: Franks is Canadian. The 32-year-old mother of two living in Starkville, Miss. made the four-hour drive to New Orleans and won the 42.2K race on Sunday in 2:51:50. Her success on Sunday has been four years in the making since she last won the race. Franks told Canadian Running that she has battled bouts of anemia, injuries, including a sacral stress fracture, and has come back from a second pregnancy (August 2014). No pressure or anything #RnRNOLA #timetothrowup #marathon pic.twitter.com/zd1aLxU1VC article continues after advertisement — Meggan Franks (@MegganFranks) February 27, 2016 “I r...

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