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Mestawet Tufa To Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, by Paul Gains

Despite the rather brief and dry title to Paul Gains’ latest athlete-feature blog, I think this is owe of his best so far. For the last decade, Ethiopian runners have been such an important part of Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, … Continue reading






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Confessions Of A Soon-To-Be First Time Marathoner. By Linda Nguyen

TORONTO August 31st 2014. Linda is an avid runner and obstacle course racer. After fracturing her right ankle pretty badly during an obstacle race in October 2012, and missing out on her first half-marathon opportunity at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront … Continue reading






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Flying And Running. By Mike Thornton

TORONTO August 28th 2014. Digital Champion Mike Thornton started running a little more than three years ago. Like many others, he started to run to better himself physically and mentally. After getting into the best shape of his life, Mike … Continue reading






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Injury Ends Dylan Wykes’ Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Plan, by Paul Gains

With regret Alan Brookes, director of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon today announced the withdrawal of Dylan Wykes from this year’s race. Wykes informed the event this week that he is unable to compete due to a suspected stress fracture … Continue reading






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Shami Abdulahi Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Chasing Records, by Paul Gains

TORONTO. August 26th. Three years ago Shami Abdulahi Dawud came within a step of winning the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. It would have been his first international victory at the distance. The 30 year old Ethiopian returns to the IAAF … Continue reading






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How YOU can become a World Record Holder at STWM! Calling all runners to take on a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ challenge!

Believe it or not, on October 19th, YOU could become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record-holder at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, if you take on the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Challenge! How about “Fastest Marathon as a Vegetable (male or female)”, in … Continue reading






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Everything I Need, I Already Have. By Lara Winnemore

TORONTO August 24th 2014. Lara Winnemore loves running and is excited to share her love of running with others as a 2014 STWM Digital Champion training for her first full marathon. Lara competed in track and cross country in school … Continue reading






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How To Win A Marathon. By Steve Layton

TORONTO August 21st 2014. Digital Champion Steve Layton used to eat too much, eat the wrong things, and work long hours until his unhealthy lifestyle caught up with him. Obese and tired of it, Steve changed jobs, sleep habits and … Continue reading






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Kenya’s Peter Some Headlining Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, by Paul Gains

TORONTO. August 19th. Although his training is going exceedingly well for the upcoming Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (October 19th) Peter Kimeli Some was not quite himself this week. The winner of the 2013 Paris Marathon, in a superb personal record … Continue reading






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Holding Onto Motivation, Keeping That Determination. By Amber Renton

TORONTO August 17th 2014. Digital Champion Amber Renton was one of those individuals who often looked at marathoners and thought they were ‘crazy’. After running her first half, she was hooked and had that burning desire to keep going! She … Continue reading






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