Records broken at waterfront marathon
A Toronto man has clinched the top spot in the half marathon in Sunday's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
Normally Sami Jibril runs 10Ks, but he decided to tackle the half marathon, which is 21.1 kilometres. He did it in 1:07:35.
He says he's not sure if he'll try to defend his title in next year's race - he may consider taking on the full marathon.
Ethiopia's Deressa Chimsa has broken the record for fastest marathon on Canadian soil, shaving off close to a minute from the previous record. The 26-year-old completed the run in 2:07:04. The time to beat was 2:07:58.
The men's world record is 2:03:23.
Eric Gillis was the first Canadian running a full marathon to cross the line, clocking in at 2:11:49, under two minutes shy of the Canadian record time of 2:10:09. Gillis ran his personal best time of 2:11:28 at this race in 2011.
London's Lanni Marchant was successful in setting a new record, besting the previous national record. With a time of 2:27:59, Marchant beat the previous time of 2:28:36, which was set 28 years ago. She'll take home $28,000 for her record time.
(With files from The Canadian Press)