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Top Canadian runners set to duel

rob watson

March 4, 2014 (Ottawa) – The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will again provide the stage for Canadian running drama as Olympian Eric Gillis and Canadian Marathon Champion Rob Watson square off at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, while Canada’s top two female distance runners, Lanni Marchant and Krista Duchene, run for the top Canadian spot in the Ottawa 10K. [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…]

Mutai returns to the Ottawa 10K

Geoffrey Mutai

Geoffrey Mutai

Record breaking has become a habit for Geoffrey Mutai, and organisers of the Ottawa 10km – an IAAF Silver Label race – are hoping that he is in form when he lines up in the Canadian capital, May 26th. [Read more…]

New para-athletics records

Ottawa Springtime

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson of Mannheim, Ont., established a new Canadian record and London Elite standard in the women’s T37 classification 400-metres at the Ottawa Springtime Meet in Ottawa, Ont.  Robinson stopped the clock at 1:10.81. [Read more…]

Mutai wins Ottawa 10k 2012

Geoffrey Mutai wins Ottawa 10k 2012

Geoffrey Mutai wins Ottawa 10k 2012

May 26, 2012 – OTTAWA – With a time of 27:41, 30-year-old Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai led a talented field of elite racers across the finish line of the 10K distance in this evening’s Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend. [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…]

Mutai for Ottawa 10K

Geoffrey Mutai for Ottawa 10K

Geoffrey Mutai for Ottawa 10K


Organizers of the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend today confirmed 30-year-old Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya will compete in the 10K race on May 26, 2012. [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…]