• Belete Sets New Tornto Marathon Course Record

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Despite the wind and cold temperatures, Bahrain’s Mimi Belete broke Toronto Waterfront Marathon course record with a massive personal best time of 2:22:28 on Sunday, 21 October.

Ethiopian born Belete shaved more than three minutes from her old personal best to beat last year's champion Marta Megra of Ethiopia, who finished second also with a new PB of 2:22:34. Meanwhile, Ruth Chebitok of Kenya concluded the podium in 2:23:28.

The men's race took Benson Kipruto of Kenya who clocked 2:07:24. Tanzania's Augustino Sulle, who finished in 2:07:45 claimed second place with Kenya's Felix Kandie in 3rd in 2:08:28.

Canadian marathon Cameron Levins in his marathon debut smashed the 43-year-old Canadian marathon record. Levins finished in 5th place with a time of 2:09:22 breaking Jerome Drayton ’s national record of 2:10:09 in the process. Levins record comes with a $43,000 reward; $1,000 for every year the record has stood.


1. Benson Kipruto KEN 02:07:24.0

2. Augustino Sulle TZA 02:07:45.9

3. Felix Kandie KEN 02:08:29.5

4. Cameron Levins CAN 02:09:24.9

5. Jake Robertson NZL 02:09:51.2

6. Daniel Teklebrhan USA 02:10:02.4

7. Stephen Kiprotich UGA 02:11:06.0

8. Anthony Maritim KEN 02:13:06.5

9. Philemon Rono KEN 02:13:36.6

10. Reid Coolsaet CAN 02:17:36.2



1. Mimi Belete BHR 02:22:28.9

2. Marta Megra ETH 02:22:34.5

3. Ruth Chebitok KEN 02:23:28.7

4. Jessica Trengove AUS 02:25:58.8

5. Celestine Chepchirchir 02:26:57.3

6. Amane Beriso ETH 02:28:55.1

7. Kinsey Middleton CAN 02:32:09.0

8. Helen Davies GBR 02:35:11.2

9.Leslie Sexton CAN 02:36:02.7

10. Krista Duchene CAN 02:36:46.0


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