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Ethiopians dominate Ottawa Marathon 2015

Birhanu - Ottawa Marathon

May 24, 2015 – Ottawa – Ethiopian elite athletes once again this year took top prizes in the 41st running of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon this morning. They led a field of nearly 6,000 participants. [Read more…]

Quebec City Marathon Events 2014 success

Quebec City Marathon Events

The Quebec City Marathon Events over the weekend of the 22nd August 2014, was a huge success. Run over a weekend of warm weather where more than 13000 runners participated in the various events, which saw the bulk of 11000 take part on Sunday, 23rd August. [Read more…]

Marathon Standards for Teams

Marathon Standards

The marathon standards are set for the 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Ont.) and the 2015 World Championships (Beijing, China). [Read more…]

Records in Ottawa Marathon 2014

yemane tesgay

May 25, 2014 (Ottawa) – Three records were broken today at the 40th running of the Scotiabank Marathon of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. [Read more…]

Marchant breaks Canadian record

Lanni Marchant - Toronto

Toronto – Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., broke the women’s Canadian marathon record today at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Marchant crossed the finish line in 2:27:58, dipping below Silvia Ruegger’s performance of 2:28:36 set in 1985. [Read more…]

2014 Commonwealth marathon standards

Clyde - Glasgow 2014

Clyde – Glasgow 2014

Athletics Canada Head Coach Peter Eriksson announced today the standards for the marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. [Read more…]

Gillis enters Ottawa Marathon

Eric Gillis - London Olympics

Eric Gillis – London Olympics

The morning after racing the Ottawa 10km race in 2001, Eric Gillis responded to his early wake up call, got into his running gear then ran out along part of the marathon course to cheer on some of his friends at the 30k and 40k marks. [Read more…]

Wykes finishes 20th in marathon

Marathoners have strong showing in difficult conditions

Dylan Wykes and Reid Coolsaet - London 2012

Dylan Wykes and Reid Coolsaet – London 2012

For the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Canada fielded a full men’s marathon entry at the Olympic Games.  The trio of Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ont., Eric Gillis of Antigonish, N.S., and Dylan Wykes of Kingston, Ont., did not disappoint in very tough conditions.  All three men finished in the top 30 with Wykes leading the way in 20th position in a time of 2:15:26.    [Read more…]

Moiben sets Ottawa Marathon record

Kenyan Laban Moiben sets new Ottawa Marathon event record

Laban Moiben sets Course Record in Ottawa Marathon 2012

Laban Moiben sets Course Record in Ottawa Marathon 2012

Réjean Chiasson and Lisa Avery top Canadian finishers

May 27 – OTTAWA – Twenty-eight-year old Kenyan Laban Moiben today broke the Ottawa Marathon event record in a time of 2:09:12, shaving 19 seconds off the previous time set in 2009. [Read more…]

Ottawa records in jeopardy

Teyba Erkesso for Ottawa

Teyba Erkesso for Ottawa

MAY 15 – OTTAWA – Confirmation of top-ranked runners in the 2012 Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend is shaping the May 27 marathon into one of the most highly anticipated spectator sports of the season. [Read more…]