Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The fastest marathon on Canadian soil was run this morning in perfect conditions at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Kenneth Mungara, of Kenya, ran 2:07:58, the fastest marathon ever run on Canadian soil.  Speed River's Reid Coolaet ran 6" under the Canadian Olympic A standard...a huge PB of 2:11:23...the 5th fastest marathon run by a Canadian, and the fastest marathon run by a Canadian in 24 years.  Speed River's Eric Gillis also set a huge PB, stopping the clock at 2:12:08.  Sharon Cherop, of Kenya, won the women’s event in a very fast time of 2:22:42….almost 6’ faster than any women has run a marathon on Canadian soil.

Congrats to LPC's Helen Robertson for completing her first marathon…and under her goal time.  And it was another inspiring performance by Margaret Wojtowicz in the half mary.

I had a blast capturing footage ‘on the fly’ from my GoPro camera that was mounted on the handlebar of my road bike.  Mike Hay and I had an amazing 50k bike ride….riding almost the entire course.  Here is some awesome footage of the men’s race…focusing on Guelph’s Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy 65th Dad :)