NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - At about the 30-kilometre mark, local running hero Dave MacLennan was in the lead by over a minute.
Somewhere between there and the finish line, things took a turn.
The winner of this year's Johnny Miles Marathon was second-time participant Mike MacKinnon of Miscouche. He finished with a time of two hours 52 minutes and 37 seconds (2:52:37).
"It always feels good to win, but it's a matter of who shows up," MacKinnon said.
MacKinnon was able to overtake MacLennan for the win with eight kilometres remaining.
"The last lap just totally fell apart today," MacLennan said. "It was windy and very warm heading out toward Stellarton."
MacKinnon agreed on that part.
"There was a really strong headwind going down the street," he said.
Event organizer Terry Curley said that because of the humidity and wind, it wasn't ideal for a marathon.
"It's the wind that really kills you," he said.New Glasgow News