A couple that wins marathons together stays together

Results from the big marathons in Vancouver and Toronto

It was a busy day for marathons and other running races on May 5 as two of the country's largest distance events took over their respective cities in addition to other notable races. 

Here's who won:

On the West Coast, more than 5,000 runners participated in the annual BMO Vancouver Marathon. It was Japanese distance runner Yuki Kawauchi, a popular marathoner known as the “citizen runner,” because he trains and runs part-time without any sponsorship while holding down a full-time government job in Japan, who won the men’s category in a time of 2:15:01. In a pretty cute turn of events, Kawauchi’s fiancee, fellow Japanese distance runner Yuko Mizuguchi, took home the women’s title in a time of 2:41:28. Awww.

The second place finished in the men’s marathon was Feyera Gemeda Dadi of Ethiopia in 2:17:17, and for the women, it was American Autumn Ray in 2:43:29.

Toronto Marathon
More than 1,500 runners toed the start line at the annual Toronto Marathon on May 5. Congrats to Toronto’s Dale Findlay who won the women’s title at the 2019 Toronto Marathon in a time of 2:54:00:6. Ottawa’s Veronica Allan was second in 3:00:07:6. Ken Langant was the men’s champion in a time of 2:25:5. Toronto’s Ben Gustafson was second in 2:33:5.

Some Torontonians were getting into the spirit of the day with some seriously sassy signs cheering on runners.

There was some controversy around the route planning for the 5K and 10K races for which the race director issued an apology on the Toronto Marathon Facebook page.



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