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New Framework Racer Wins First Race

Alan    Congratulations to Framework Racing’s Allan MacKenzie, 31, of Sydney who won the third annual JJ McDermott Long John Jaunt half-marathon Saturday under cool grey skies on Boularderie Island, Cape Breton.

    This top athlete of Nova Scotia who joined the ranks of Framework Racing last month won the race in a time of 1:25:02, beating a field of more than 60 men and women including second and third place finishers Chris Milburn and Andreas Burger. The top winners in the female division was Florence Gillis in a time of 1:36:35 followed closely on the heels by Kim Scattolon and Stephanie Miles.

   There is no doubt that Allan, who coaches the Riverview High  cross country running club, is at the top of his game. Currently training for another Ironman, Allan spends hours training in all three sports including three times weekly in the “pain cave” with team captain Ambrose Delaney and other members of Framework Racing.

     Framework Racing team is sponsored by Framework Cycle & Fitness, Steel Centre Credit Union and Dignity Memorial, and includes other dynamic athletes including triathletes Jeff Muise of Yarmouth, Tammy Slauenwhite of Rose Bay, Chrissy Smith of Glace Bay, Daniel Murray of Dingwall, and cyclists or cycle cross racers Delaney (team captain), Justin Hines of Millville, Kilya MacNeil of Bay St. Lawrence and Marc Larade of Cheticamp.  Anyone interested in joining this lineup of talent, should contact or sign up via Bicycle Nova Scotia at

    Framework Racing’s mission is to develop provincial athletes to represent Cape Breton Island at competitions here and around the world. It is open to cyclists, triathletes, runners, and BMXers and comes with benefits that include sponsorship on equipment, nutritional supplies, clothing, training and/or  travel costs among other items.