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Kim Doerksen Soccer Player Turned Marathon Star to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, by Paul Gains

After she underwent surgery on an injured knee Kim Doerksen gave up her promising soccer career. A serendipitous moment, certainly, because she has since become one of the brightest prospects on the Canadian marathon scene. This past spring the 23 … Continue reading

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25 Reasons Why You Should Run STWM. By Jessica Kuepfer

TORONTO September 29th 2014. Digital Champion Jessica Kuepfer is a runner, blogger and latte drinker from Waterloo, ON. She is thrilled to be a Digital Champion for her favourite marathon in Canada! Connect with Jessica on Twitter @lacesandlattes and on … Continue reading

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What The Marathon Has Taught Me. By Christa Davidson

TORONTO September 25th 2014. Digital Champion Christa Davidson says, “Running is not simply something I do, it is what makes me who I am.” As a mother to her two children Tucker and Tilley, and a wife to her husband … Continue reading

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Innovative YouTube Broadcast Brings Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to World, by Paul Gains

MaRS Discovery District, EPMG and YouTube work together to live-stream race to larger audience September 25, 2014 – Toronto, Canada – Race fans all over the world will have access to the live broadcast of this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront … Continue reading

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What’s Your Blerch? #BeatTheBlerch Contest

In celebration of the release of The Oatmeal’s new book “The Terrible And Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances” we want to talk about THE BLERCH! Netflix, cake, sleeping in, beer, negative thinking. What are the things in your … Continue reading

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Musings On My First Marathon. By Emily Gray

TORONTO. September 22nd 2014. In 2010, Digital Champion Emily Gray cheered on runners at mile 22 of the New York City Marathon, and cried. Inspiration had hit, and she knew she had to get involved somehow. When early 2011 rolled around, … Continue reading

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Hannah and Gillis take National 10k titles in convincing style at Oasis ZooRun.

TORONTO. September 20th. Rachel Hannah of University of Toronto TC and Olympian Eric Gillis of Guelph’s Speed River TFC claimed the 2014 Athletics Canada National 10k road crowns in convincing style at this morning’s Oasis ZooRun 10k, at the Toronto … Continue reading

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How I Balance Family And Training For A Marathon. By Patrick Girard

TORONTO September 18th 2014. Digital Champion Patrick Girard is a father of two young daughters who he hopes will grow up to love running as much as he does. His love for running began when his wife convinced him to … Continue reading

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Lanni Marchant Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, by Paul Gains

TORONTO. September 16th. A year ago Lanni Marchant made history by shaving half a minute off the Canadian women’s marathon record at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, a time that, incredibly, had stood for twenty-eight years. Marchant’s time of 2:28:00 … Continue reading

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When Running A Marathon Feels Like An Obstacle Course. By Cory Pagett

TORONTO September 15th 2014. Cory Pagett  is excited to be invited back as Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (#STWM) Digital Champion for the 2014 season. He first laced up in 2008 for the annual Pride and Remembrance Run  and immediately was … Continue reading

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