Victor MacAulay was a long time resident of East Noel, Nova Scotia. One of the province’s greatest marathoners, he was the champion of the Halifax Modified Marathon in 1913. With the outbreak of World War I, MacAulay went to serve his country and was not able to repeat as marathon champ until 1921.
Upon his return to racing he won the event four years in a row – 1921-1924. He also represented Canada at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, where he finished fourteenth. MacAulay participated in several Boston Marathons.
In 1922, he finished fourth, despite being injured. He went on to a sixth-place showing in 1924 (the only Canadian to cross the finish line that year), and seventh place in 1925. He was able to repeat his fourth-place finish once again in 1930.
Victor MacAulay exemplified the true spirit of sport, bringing hard work and dedication to his running. He is an Original Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.
• 1 of Nova Scotia’s greatest marathoners
• Champion of the 1913 Halifax Modified Marathon
• Halifax Modified Marathon Champion again 1921-24
• 14th in the 1924 Paris Olympics
• Finished top 10 in the Boston Marathon 4 times