Monthly Archives: September 2013

Georgies Best – Running For My Dad

I am the son of George McGrath, a soon to be 57 year old seemingly healthy individual, up until 7 weeks ago. George was screened for colon cancer and when it came back positive, our family was stunned. He went … Continue reading

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Netsanet Abeyo Returning to Toronto Waterfront Fit and Fast by Paul Gains

An injury forced Netsanet Achero Abeyo to withdraw from last year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, a race where she had set her sights on beating the course record of 2:22:43. One year on, and she is more determined than ever … Continue reading

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Yoshihisa Hosaka drawn to STWM by prospect of another World Record and meeting Ed-san! By Brett Larner

Time stops for no one. But Japan’s Yoshihisa Hosaka is doing his best to push the clock back. At age 59 at the 2008 Fukuoka International Marathon he became the oldest man to ever run Japan’s most celebrated marathon, clocking … Continue reading

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My Silent Marathon

TORONTO September 19th. Digital Champion Stephanie McAulay Stephanie started her running career in 2009 and it quickly became a must-have in her day. It pushed her to believe in herself and understand what she is capable of.  Every day, Stephanie is … Continue reading

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Ed Whitlock – Reluctant Hero to return to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon by Paul Gains

In the world of road racing celebrities Canada’s Ed Whitlock ranks high for his accomplishments as a prolific world beating Master’s competitor. Recognition comes in the form of long lines of well wishers who want to meet the man who … Continue reading

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Lean On Me: Motivating a Friend to Run

TORONTO September 17th. Digital Champion Mike Shanks is quite proud of his accomplishments in running but has yet to tame the elusive beast known as the marathon. In his two attempts at STWM he has not met his goal, but … Continue reading

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Olympian Dylan Wykes and National Marathon Champ Lioudmila Kortchaguina win inaugural Vancouver Eastside 10K

VANCOUVER. September 14th. Canadian Olympian Dylan Wykes and Toronto’s Lioudmila Kortchaguina, the current Canadian Women’s Marathon Champion, recorded impressive victories at Saturday’s inaugural Vancouver Eastside 10K, a Canada Running Series event. Wykes and Kortchguina each collected $750 bonuses for their … Continue reading

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How Running Changed My Life

TORONTO September 11th. Digital Champion Alyssa Cheung is a first time marathon runner and hopes her personal experiences — training progress, successes, failures and even setbacks — will inspire other runners to lace up and join her at the starting … Continue reading

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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Record Targeted by Paul Gains

The elite field for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon just keeps getting deeper and now, with the addition of Ethiopia’s Seboka Dibaba Tola, organisers are hoping the men’s race will result in the fastest time ever run on Canadian soil. … Continue reading

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Olympian Dylan Wykes and National Marathon Champ Lioudmila Kortchguina favourites to set Course Records at inaugural Vancouver Eastside 10K

VANCOUVER. September 9th. Olympian Dylan Wykes who now lives and trains in Vancouver with Richard Lee, and Toronto’s Lioudmila Kortchguina, the current Canadian Women’s Marathon Champion, are favourites to claim victory at Saturday’s inaugural Vancouver Eastside 10K, a Canada Running … Continue reading

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