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Gelete Burka sets Ottawa Marathon records

Gelete Burka - Ottawa Marathon

May 27, 2018 – OTTAWA – The star of today’s Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon was 32-year-old Ethiopian Gelete Burka, whose finish time of 2:22:17 handily shattered both Canadian (2:22:43) and Ottawa (2:24:31) women’s records. [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…]

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…]

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…]

Ethiopia rules in Ottawa 10K 2011

Dire Tune - Ottawa 10k 2011

Dire Tune - Ottawa 10k 2011

May 28, 2011, OTTAWA – Unpredictable weather conditions today stayed favourable for the nearly 10,000 runners participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend 10K race at 6:30 p.m.

Ethiopians again took top spots in both the men’s and women’s races. Deriba Merga improved his third place finish in 2010 to finish first with 28:30. Dire Tune crossed at 31:43, her second consecutive Ottawa 10K win and about 30 seconds faster than 2010. It is also her second time finishing ahead of her male counterpart – women elite athletes started 3 minutes and 55 seconds ahead of the men. For her efforts she’ll take home $6,000 US for being lead women, and an additional $4,000 for being first to cross the finish line. [Read more…]