Press Releases 2022

2022 releases will be updated as they become available.

Media interested in acquiring additional information about the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon should send inquiries to media@canadarunningseries.com 

The Official Race Report from the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon 

Records were not threatened at the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon despite fast splits in the first 25km. But the racing was outstanding.

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A Confident Felix Kandie Returns to TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon 

A podium finish on his last visit to Toronto left such an impression on Felix Kandie that he eagerly accepted an invitation to return to the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16th. 

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Yihunilign Adane Carrying Ethiopian Hopes at TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon 

When Yihunilign Adane lines up against some of the world’s best marathoners at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16th, it will be with all the confidence of a man on a mission. He will also be carrying his country’s hopes on his shoulders. 

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Bedatu Hirpa To Challenge Superstars at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Most athletes take up marathon running after exhausting their potential on the track, but not Ethiopia’s Bedatu Hirpa. Today she is a legitimate world-class marathoner taking aim at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 16th.

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Lee Wesselius ‘The Running Vet’ Takes Aim at TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

When Lee Wesselius finished second in the 2021 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, it came as little surprise to those who know the runner well. Still, the result left them wondering just how good a marathoner he could be with a little more time to train. 

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Leslie Sexton Chasing National Title at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Amongst the encouraging performances Canadian athletes recorded at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene was the 13th place finish by Leslie Sexton in the women’s marathon.

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Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego Seeks TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Title

Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego will line up at the start of the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16 with the fastest personal best time of the elite field. But the 29-year-old wants more.

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Defending Champion Dayna Pidhoresky Seeks Perfect Race at TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Since winning the 2019 Canadian Olympic trials, Dayna Pidhoresky has encountered mixed fortunes. It is not surprising that the 35-year-old Vancouver resident is seeking a perfect race at this year’s TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the site of her greatest triumph.

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Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka To Challenge TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Gelete Burka, one of Ethiopia’s most accomplished athletes, will contest the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16th. A three-time Olympian for her country, Gelete was also the 2008 World Indoor 1,500m champion and 2006 World Cross Country champion.

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Rory Linkletter Takes Aim at a Podium Finish at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

After representing Canada at the 2022 World Championships in July, Rory Linkletter is brimming with newfound confidence and ready for even greater success. The 26-year-old Calgarian has now set his sights on the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

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Defending Champion Magdalyne Masai Returns to TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Kenya’s Magdalyne Masai hasn’t run a marathon in three years but that’s no cause for alarm. Her last effort resulted in a magnificent Canadian All Comers record of 2:22:16 on the streets of Toronto.

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Kenya’s Philemon Rono Returns to TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Philemon Rono rises early at the NN Running Team training camp in Kaptagat, Kenya and joins his training partners on their morning run. The 31-year-old Kenyan has one objective as he trudges along the dusty roads at dusk: to win the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2022.

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Malindi Elmore To Race 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Enticed by the opportunity to lower her Canadian marathon record, Malindi Elmore will race the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 16, 2022. Elmore smashed the record with her 2:24:50 clocking at the 2020 Houston Marathon in what was only her second time competing at the distance.

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Trevor Hofbauer To Run TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Although the title sponsor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is new, some things remain unchanged. The event has earned a ‘World Athletics Elite Label’ which will ensure top class fields from across the globe offering Canada’s best a tough competitive opportunity.

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TCS Becomes Title Sponsor and Technology Partner of Toronto Waterfront Marathon Through 2026

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has partnered with Canada Running Series (CRS) to become the new title sponsor and official IT services and technology consulting partner of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Virtual Race through November 2026.

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Media Schedule 2023

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th

ELITE ATHLETE PRE-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE

When: Friday, October 13th, at 10 a.m. EDT

Where: Enercare Centre, Hall D, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON

SPEAKER SERIES

When: Friday, October 13th, at 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Enercare Centre, Hall D, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP RUN

When: 9:00 a.m. Where: Hall D, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON

SPEAKER SERIES

When: Saturday, October 14th, at 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Enercare Centre, Hall D, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th

MEDIA ACCREDITATION PICK-UP/ INFORMATION DESK

Nathan Phillips Square (VIP tent, southeast corner)

100 Queen Street West

Open: 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

MEDIA WORKROOM / POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE

Sheraton Hotel, Maple Room, mezzanine level

123 Queen Street West

Open: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

RACE TIME STARTS

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5k

Race start’s location: Ontario Place – Lake Shore Blvd W and Ontario Drive

  • 8:45 a.m. – Marathon (42.2k) & Half-marathon (21.1k)

Race start’s location: University Avenue north of Queen Street

KEY EXPECTED FINISH TIMES

8:15 a.m. Top 5k finishers

9:45 a.m. Top half-marathon males

9:50 a.m. Top half-marathon females

10:50 a.m. Elite male marathon expected

10:55 a.m. Elite Canadian male expected

11:05 a.m. Elite female marathon expected

11:10 a.m. Elite Canadian female expected

POST-RACE AWARDS CEREMONY

What: Award ceremony photo opportunity (elite athlete photo op only)

Who: Top international and Canadian finishers

When: 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Awards Stage, Nathan Phillips Square

POST-RACE MEDIA CONFERENCE

What: Media conference and one-on-one elite athlete interview opportunities

Who: Top international and Canadian finishers

When: 12:45 p.m. EDT

Where: Sheraton Hotel, Maple Room, mezzanine level, 123 Queen St. West