Sylvia Ruegger

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Sylvia "Sylvie" Ruegger (born February 23, 1961 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a retired long-distance runner from Canada, who represented her native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There she finished in eighth place in the women's marathon. She won the 1985 edition of the Houston Marathon, clocking 2:28:36.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1984 National Capital Marathon Ottawa, Canada 1st Marathon 2:30:37
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 8th Marathon 2:29:09
1985 Houston Marathon Houston, United States 1st Marathon 2:28:36
1987 Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, United States 1st Marathon 2:31:53

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Sylvia continued her love and passion for sports and became a leader forming a nationally known program called Start to Finish