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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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Marchant and Gillis Gunning for Oasis ZooRun 10k Victory, by Paul Gains

For the 6th consecutive year, the Oasis Zoo Run 10k on Saturday, October 20th at the Toronto Zoo, doubles as the Athletics Canada National 10km championships. Fresh off her Commonwealth Games 4th place finish in the marathon, Lanni Marchant, and … Continue reading






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Vancouver Eastside 10K Supports Local Charities

Wednesday, September 10, 2014; Vancouver, BC – The Canada Running Series is pleased to support three key charities that will benefit from fundraising efforts at Vancouver’s newest 10K run, the Vancouver Eastside 10K, taking place on September 13th, 2014. The … Continue reading






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Is Kelly Wiebe Next in Long Line of Elite Canadian Marathoners? By Paul Gains

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has historically presented an opportunity for young Canadian athletes to test themselves against the world’s best. Some have gone on to represent this country at the Olympics or World Championships. The latest in this line … Continue reading






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Why I’m Still The Dark Knight Runner. By JP Hernandez

TORONTO September 7th 2014. Digital Champion JP Hernandez has been an avid runner for over three years and while he trains out of the High Park area in Toronto, he calls the entire city “one giant road to run.” Last … Continue reading






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Maintaining Sanity Before The Marathon. By Noel Paine

TORONTO September 4th 2014.  Digital Champion Noel Paine is a distance runner with over 26 years of running and racing experience. He has run everything from the 100m hurdles to 100km ultra marathons. In 2013 he ran solo across the … Continue reading






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