It was an eventful Sunday in Toronto at the 26th annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with 26,000 runners taking part in this year’s event.

Top Canadians in the marathon, Eric Gillis and Lanni Marchant both qualified to go to Rio running a 2:11:31 and 2:28:09 respectively. Gillis is now the fourth Canadian distance runner to make three Olympic teams. Marchant was aiming to break her 2:28 Canadian record which she set two years ago at the race.

Overall, the winners were Ishhimael Chemtan (2:08:58) in the men’s and Shure Demise in the women’s race. Demise had quite the lead in her second ever marathon and ran 2:23:37.

To catch the best of the buzz on social, check out our favourite posts below.

So fast! #stwm #toronto #firstplace #marathon

A photo posted by Ray Lam (@castaray) on

Always a great feeling with an early morning WakeUp & chillin’ with 8,000 of your closest friends #stwm #toronto #marathonweekend #running

A photo posted by Run For Fun Cruise Tours (@runforfuncruise) on

Me & my lil man ? #stwm #run #toronto #marathon #runhappy #runningfamily #babyboy #runner

A photo posted by Lindsay Santagato (@lindsaysantagato) on

1:59:15 whoop! #stwm #scotiabankhalfmarathon #teamanyhoop #nike #nikeplus #run

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And a post from our own Instagram: top Canadians Lanni Marchant and Eric Gillis.

Lanni Marchant and Eric Gillis after their race in Toronto today! #stwm

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