Course record to win 2013cScotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

 

Deressa Chimsa emerges has the biggest winner of 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon held on Sunday October 20. In almost perfect weather conditions and the best world-class field ever put together on Canadian soil, in the end it was pre-race favourite, Deressa Chimsa of Ethiopia who prevailed crossing the line in 2:07:05 to beat the former course record by 53 seconds.

Despite the surge of Kiptoo after the 30th km covering the two consecutive kilometers in less than three minutes, Deressa would not panic: he himself surged going up a gradual climb and put distance between himself and Kiptoo all the way to the end of the race.

I couldn't run a 2:06 today but next time I can,” said Chimsa. “I am happy to finish in the time I did.


In the women’s race victor was Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech who, like Chimsa, is represented by the Demadonna Athletic Promotions Agency.

She ran wisely as the lead women went through the halfway point in 1:11:53, but by 24km she found herself in the lead with nobody willing to push the pace. While the others slowed, she just powered away from the field to win in 2:25:13.

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