Dr. Paula Keating

Category

Athlete

Sport

Athletics

Hometown

Miramichi

Year Inducted

2017

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Dr. Paula Keating

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Dr. Paula Keating of Miramichi is the first New Brunswick female to ever break the three-hour time barrier in a marathon and has set numerous provincial records as a runner.Although she only began her running career at 39 years of age, she quickly established herself by winning the female category in almost every race she entered for over a decade.Keating’s crowning achievement was winning first female overall at the Detroit Marathon in 2010 and setting a NB record time of 2:52:14. At time of induction, she has won the Rock 'n Run nine times in her hometown of Miramichi and was named Female Runner of the Year by Run NB for five consecutive years.Keating is an inducted member of the Run NB Hall of Fame and the Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame. Enrolled into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame May 27, 2017.

Quick Facts

  • First female in New Brunswick to break three hours in a marathon, a feat which she has repeated over 13 times. 

  • Won first female overall at the Detroit Marathon in 2010, setting a NB record time of 2:52:14 

  • First Canadian female at the 2012 Boston Marathon 

  • Overall Top Female Master and sixth Canadian Female at the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon in 2015

  •  Run NB Female Runner of the Year 2009-2014 

  • Inducted into the Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame in 2013