Mungara defends Toronto Waterfront with Canadian All Comers Record

By Kurt Morris, World-Track

TORONTO — Kenneth Mungara of Kenya successfully defended his Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon crown on Sunday.

Mungara crossed the finishing line first in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 31.9 seconds, as he became the fastest ever marathon runner on Canadian soil.

In doing so, the 36-year-old carved 2 minutes off his personal record in breaking the course record he set last year on his way to beating Ethiopia’s Chala Lemi, who finished second in 2:08:48.4.

"I didn’t believe the clock," Mungura told reporters after. "It was a surprise. My manager (Dereke Froude) said I could run 2:08. He said ‘you can make it.’ I didn’t believe him. Now I have made it."

Meanwhile, Ethiopia’s Amane Gobena won the women’s title, also in a new course record time of 2:28:30.4

She defeated fellow countrywoman and defending champion, Mulu Seboka.

“I’m very happy with my race,” said Gobena. “I knew after 40km I would win. I was hoping to run around 2:22 but I had trouble with my stomach.” write my paper fast essay revision thesis abstract in accounting paper writer services orexis vs viagra thesis font format click here description essay example essay writing sites buy cialis online in spain essay apa format sample cialis how it works follow site buy paper plates online dissertВ life essay get link sildenafil pharmacological classification kamagra sales usa follow url source link essay draft thesis title education students english personal essay help free cialis sample pack canada Click for full results

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