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A plaque commemorating Al's run across Canada.

Al Howie (September 16, 1945 – June 21, 2016) was a Canadian long-distance runner. He was born in Glasgow to Canadian parents. He won more than fifty marathons, ultramarathons and multiday races in over 20 years.[1] He won the 1991 Trans Canada Highway run (7295 kilometers) in the record time of 72 days and 10 hours.[2] He won six-day foot races in California and seven-day races in New York.[3] He was known as theSpartan Tartan.[3][4] In 1987, Mr. Howie married Claudia Cole.[3]

Howie died in Duncan, British Columbia from complications of diabetes, aged 70.[5]

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