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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Moiben wins Ottawa Marathon 2011

Ottawa Marathon

Ottawa Marathon

May 29, 2011, OTTAWA – Under overcast skies this morning, a Kenyan man and Ethiopian woman took top spots trying out Ottawa Race Weekend’s new marathon route along crowd-filled Ottawa-Gatineau streets.

No records were broken this year as Laban Moiben of Trento, Kenya ran 2:10:17 in a sprint to the finish with Dereje Abera Ali of Briarcliff, Ethiopia, who trailed by only one second. No stranger to Ottawa, Moiben placed second in the 2010 Ottawa Marathon with 2:09:43. [Read more…]

Marathon records tumble at ING Ottawa Marathon

Women and Wheelchair Marathon Records shattered at ING Ottawa Marathon … Record participation for 32nd Ottawa Race Weekend; Morrocan crowned male marathon champion

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – A 22-year old record was shattered in the women’s marathon today as Canadian Lioudmilla Kortchaguina crossed the finish line of the 2006 ING Ottawa Marathon with a new course – and personal – record with a time of 2:29:42. Ethiopian Moges Zebenaye (2:36:14) and Helena Loshanyang Kirprop of Kenya (2:37:43) followed. Tania Jones was the second Canadian to cross the finish line, and 4th overall with a time of 2:43:00. In the men’s category, Morrocan Abderrahime Bouramdane was declared champion with a time of 2:12:18. Fellow countryman Zaid Laaroussi (2:12:59) was second and Great Britain native Brad Poore (2:24:28) was third. Charles Bedley, from Toronto, was crowned the new Canadian champion as he finished fifth with a time of 2:27:58. [Read more…]

New Champions in ING Ottawa Marathon

Lioudmilla Kortchaguina captures Canadian women’s title two days after obtaining citizenship

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The excitement was palpable at the 31st ING Ottawa Marathon today as David Cheruiyot, a 35-year old from Kenya, took first place with a time of 2:14:20.3, beating John Itati (2:14:46.6) also from Kenya and Danny Kassap (2:15:12.6) of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last year’s winner and course record holder Elly Rono finished fifth with a time of 2:16:47.3. Victoria native, Jim Finlayson, 32, captured his first Canadian title (seventh overall) with a time of 2:18:20.7. He was followed by Kitimat’s Ryan Day, 22, (2:19:55.0) and Toronto’s Matthew McInnes, 30, (2:21:45.2). [Read more…]

Ottawa Marathon 2003

OTTAWA MARATHON OCTOBER 12, 2003 by Julia Fournier

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum in East-end Ottawa was the site of the 2nd Annual Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon, a fast growing event. The 1100 participants (more than 500 in the half marathon!) and more than 100 volunteers created a successful event under beautiful Indian Summer skies. [Read more…]