Jess Trengove has run a fabulous PB of 2:25:59 to finish 4th at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. This moves the South Australian distance super star up to 6th on the Aussie All-time list, equal with the late Kerryn McCann. Bahrain’s Mimi Belete set a new course record and a four-minute personal best with 2:22:39 to take the win over Kenya’s Marta Megra (2:22:35), with another Kenyan, Ruth Chebitok coming in third, with 2:23:29.
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Every race is an opportunity to challenge your limits 🙌🏽. At the half way mark today I decided to stop looking at the clock & trust that if I just kept pushing, I might be able to make my way into the top 5. It took until the 38km mark to get there but I’m really happy to have finished in 4th place with the added bonus of a new PB (2.25.59) – it’s hard to beat the feeling of bettering your best 😄. . Thank you to everyone for the words of encouragement, to @dylanstenson for his phenomenal support on all fronts throughout this prep, @adamdidyk & @teamtemporun for always being there (even if it’s a quick FaceTime chat from the other side of the world), my relatives who flew across from Vancouver to be on the sidelines today, fellow athletes who continue to raise the bar & inspire those around them, my special sponsors & partners who support me to prepare/race + explore my potential and finally, to @alnbrookes @madjoydav & the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon team who have done everything and more to support the athletes this weekend. THANK YOU 😊. Xo . 📷: @dylanstenson #stwm #asicsrunning
On the men’s side, Kenya’s Benson Kipruto took a surprising win in 2:07:24. Augustino Sulle finished in second place (2:07:46) and Felix Kandie in third (2:08:30). Canada’s Cam Levins had a phenomenal marathon debut, crossing the finish line in 2:09:22 and breaking Jerome Drayton’s Canadian national record of 2:10:09 in the process. He finished 4th ahead of early leader, NZ’s Jake Robinson.