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Scotiabank 2013 rocked records

Kip Kangogo

Kip Kangogo

VANCOUVER, BC (06/23/2013) – A record 7000 participants ran today in the 15th annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon & 5K which raised a record $725,000 as of press time for 71 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Under sunny skies elite runner and previous three time half marathon champion Kip Kangogo from Lethbridge, Alberta won the men’s half marathon division with a time of 1:03:33.  On Kip’s heels until the 18 kilometer mark was second place finisher Robin Watson from Vancouver, BC who finished with a time of 1:04:28.   Third place finisher was Kenyan Paul Kimugul with a time of 1:04:58.

Elite runner Krista Duchene from Brantford Ontario finished ahead of strong competition and won the Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon & 5K in the women’s half marathon division with an impressive time of 1:10:52.  Krista finished in front of London Ontario’s Lanni Marchant, who took second place with a time of 1:11:38 and Port Moody BC’s Natasha Wodak who finished in third place with a time of 1:14:59.

“This was a remarkable day for Canadian runners with a record number of participants in both the half- marathon and five kilometer category,” said Clifton Cunningham, Race Director, Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K. “We’re thrilled and so proud of not only our elite athletes, but also the some 7,000 participants that collectively raised a record-breaking amount for charity.”

Honourary Chair of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Mason Raymond and forward for the Vancouver Canucks was on site to congratulate participants of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, who raised more than $725,000 for 71 charities as of press time. This total exceeds last year’s total of $675,000. Scotiabank will award $5,000 each to the charity with the most runners, the charity that raises the highest dollar total and the charity with the highest amount of dollars raised per runner.  Scotiabank will also donate $2,000 to the charity of the top individual fundraiser for a total of $17,000 in charity prizing.

“Participants should be proud of their efforts that raised $725,000 through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge – a sum that breaks last year’s total and exceeds this year’s goal of $700,000,” said Rob Wilkins, Vice-President, Downtown Vancouver/Northern B.C. District. “The Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon & 5K is about more than just running, it’s an event that is also committed to giving back to the community, and today success shows that this race just keeps getting bigger and better every year.”
Race Day Results:

Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon Male:

1. Kip Kangogo, Lethbridge Alberta         1:03:33
2. Robin Watson, Vancouver, BC             1:04:28
3. Paul Kimugul , Kenya                            1:04:58

Scotiabank Vancouver Half- Marathon Female:

1. Krista Duchene, Brantford, Ontario      1:10:52
2. Lanni Marchant, London, Ontario        1:11:38
3. Natasha Wodak, Port Moody, BC         1:14:59

Scotiabank Vancouver 5K Male:

1. Julio Escamez, Vancouver, BC            17:33
2. Jackson Silvester-Lee, Surrey, BC       18:32
3. Stefan Biro, North Vancouver, BC       18:35

Scotiabank Vancouver 5K Female:

1. Noreen Mackey, Vancouver, BC          20:07
2. Kanuka Lynn, White Rock, BC             20:44
3. Elizabeth Froc, Langley, BC                  21:41