Cheryl Murphy is a physiotherapist who runs her own practice. She is also a mother of two young boys. She also happens to be a serious ironman athlete.
Her recent debut marathon performance was outstanding. Saturday March 1st at the Snickers Marathon Bar, Marathon in Albany, Georgia, she finished 2nd to Kenyan, Janet Cherobon to place 8th overall in 2:40:12. Janet finished 5th overall in 2:37:27.Cheryl’s time was the fastest Canadian women’s marathon recorded this year.
The race offered over $12,000 in prize money, so the Snickers Bar Marathon was doubly sweet for Murphy.This 2:40:12 performance qualified her for the 2009 IAAF World Marathon Championships in Berlin as part of Team Canada.
Cheryl competed in the World Duathlon Championships as a member of Canada’s national duathlon team. Before moving to British Columbia and attending UBC. She also competed for the University of Manitoba Bisons on the track, representing the Bisons at the World Student Games.
Cheryl plans to continue to chase down a faster marathon time than her 2:40 and compete in another ironman.