Canada's Charles Philibert-Thiboutot runs to victory in 5K in Boston

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BOSTON — Canada's Charles Philibert-Thiboutot ran to victory in the men's B.A.A. 5K on Saturday, the first time the race has been held in three years.

The 31-year-old from Quebec City, a member of Canada's 2016 Rio Olympic team, crossed in 13 minutes 35 seconds, breaking Paul Williams' Canadian record of 13.36 set in 1986.

Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia won the women's race in 14.49.

The Boston Marathon is Monday. The pandemic cancelled the 2020 version of the world's oldest annual marathon, then the 2021 version was pushed back to October.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2022.

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