Canadian marathon record set in Ottawa

Global News

OTTAWA – Tsegay Yemane of Ethiopia has won the Ottawa Marathon, recording the fastest time ever run on Canadian soil. Yemane completed the race in a time of two hours, six minutes and 54 seconds.

He was almost a minute and a half ahead of his closest challenger.

The previous record for fastest marathon on Canadian soil was two hours, seven minutes and five seconds set at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October 2013.

Eric Gillis was the top Canadian, giving him the title of  2014 Canadian marathon champion.

Gillis finished the race in a time of two hours, 13 minutes and 47 seconds. Gillis is originally from Antigonish, N.S., but now lives and trains in Guelph, Ont.

Rob Watson, a native of London, Ont., was the second Canadian to cross the line. His time was two…

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