Sebastien Sasseville hits 1,000 km mark on run across Canada

It was a BIG weekend for Canada’s cross country runner (<- literally, across the country!).

Sebastien Sasseville is Outrun Diabetes. 180 back to back marathons. St. John’s to Vancouver. All in 9 months.

Diabetes should never hold you back, and he’s proving it.

On Friday he hit a major milestone.

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According to the Outrun Diabetes Instagram map tag, the 1,000km mark was hit in the rural community of Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia.

How far is 1,000km? Let’s put it into perspective

  • CN Tower, Toronto to Times Square, New York is around 760-800 km via I-81/I-90
  • Downtown Vancouver to Calgary, Alberta is around 970 km via Trans Canada Highway
  • Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Winnipeg, Manitoba is around 890 km via Trans Canada Highway

All estimates are through Google Maps

Another fun way to look at it from my eyes. Running 1,000km is one of my 10-MONTH Nike Challenge goals.

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During the end of last week, Sebastien also wiped off 115 km in 3 days.

Lesson in partying: When there's hardly anyone there to celebrate, you just wear more decorations. Logistics man Patrick St-Martin & Sebastien.  (Photo courtesy of Outrun Diabetes)

Lesson in partying: When there’s hardly anyone there to celebrate, you just wear more decorations. Logistics man Patrick St-Martin & Sebastien.
(Photo courtesy of Outrun Diabetes)

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Let’s continue to cheer on Sebastien and every other athlete who is getting out there, giving it their all.

Jessica

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3 Comments

    1. Thanks for commenting Jennifer. I agree, an amazing feat. It’s amazing how far people come in their athletic journeys. When I talked to Sebastien, the first time he ran, he couldn’t make it out of the parking lot. Makes me think of when I tried to start running. I couldn’t run one minute. I’m by no means fast but it’s so fun to see how far we come with consistency and effort. It’s something to celebrate!

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