Lanni Marchant On Training In Kenya

Lanni Marchant is arguably one of the toughest competitors out there. She finished second at The 2011 Canadian Marathon Championships before spending the better part of her summer studying for her bar exam. Read more to find out how her new job landed her in Kenya as she prepares to run The Rotterdam Marathon on April 15th.  Continue reading “Lanni Marchant On Training In Kenya”

Chiba Ekiden Results

The Chiba Ekiden road race in Chiba, Japan is a marathon relay race that is a staple on the Japanese running schedule. The competition is split up into six legs (3 men and 3 women) which make up the marathon distance of 42.195 kilometres. The 2011 edition was comprised of teams from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, USA, and the host country of Japan. Continue reading “Chiba Ekiden Results”

Haile Kebebush, First Woman in 2:32:14, Emily Kroshus Wins Canadian Marathon Championship

On the final day of Ottawa Race Weekend, conditions were overcast and muggy for the over 5000 runners that took on the 42km challenge.

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Kebebush
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The battle for the women’s title came down to two African women; Haile Kebebush and Biruktawit Eshetu.  At the halfway point the duo came through in 1:14:14 and remained together through 30K covering the ground in 1:46:31.  Kebebush pulled away from Eshetu for the victory finishing in 2:32:14.  Eshetu dropped significantly finishing about a minute behind in 2:33:15.   Kebebush will take home $20,000 for her first place finish.

Top Canadians

Emily Kroshus of Calgary, AB was the top Canadian finisher and crowned the 2011 Canadian Marathon Champion.  Kroshus’ unofficial time was 2:42: 27.  The former Princeton runner and current Harvard grad student gives real meaning to the term student-athlete.  Kroshus will take away $8000, $5k for being the Canadian Champion and an additional $3k for her 6th place overall finish.  In her debut marathon, London, Ontario native Lanni Marchant was the 2nd Canadian in an unofficial time of 2:49:14.  Closely behind Marchant was Myriam Grenon of Longueuil, QC who finished in 2:49:39.

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View the complete Ottawa Race Weekend 2011 Results.

Coolsaet & Brown Win Canadian Half Marathon Championships in Poor Conditions

Canadian Half Marathon Logo
Sunday, April 17, 2011

As most Canadian runners will tell you, running in high winds under freezing temperatures is part of what it means to be a Canadian runner.  Unfortunately these less than ideal conditions were present this Sunday as some of Canada’s most elite distance runners ‘toed’ the line for The Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal, which serves as the Canadian Half Marathon Championships. Continue reading “Coolsaet & Brown Win Canadian Half Marathon Championships in Poor Conditions”