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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…]

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…]

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…]

Athletics Canada nominates three marathoners

Dylan Wykes - Rotterdam Marathon

Dylan Wykes - Rotterdam Marathon

Ottawa – For the first time since 1996 Canada is sending three male marathoners to the Olympic Games.  Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ont., Eric Gillis of Antigonish, N.S., and Dylan Wykes of Kingston, Ont., all dipped below Athletics Canada’s Olympic marathon standard of 2:11:29 before the qualifying deadline of April 22.    [Read more…]

Coolsaet Close to Olympic Berth

Reid Coolsaet aims at Olympics

Reid Coolsaet aims at Olympics

Reid Coolsaet never imagined he’d be on the brink of an Olympic Games berth when he ran cross country for Hamilton’s Westdale Secondary School back two decades ago.

A mediocre athlete, whose goal was nothing more than joining his girlfriend in qualifying for the provincial high school cross country championships, Coolsaet finished 18th in the 1997 race. In the absence of scholarship offers he joined coach Dave Scott-Thomas at the University of Guelph. The partnership has certainly paid off. [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…]