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2017 Canadian Marathon Championships rundown

What you need to know from the 2017 Canadian Marathon Championships

Leslie Sexton
Leslie Sexton
Photo: Matt Stetson.

Trevor Hofbauer and Leslie Sexton won their first 42.2K national titles on Sunday at the 2017 Canadian Marathon Championships.

Run as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Hofbauer, who was making his marathon debut, ran 2:18:06, a four-minute gap over the second-place Canadian, Sami Jibril, in 2:22:04. Sexton ran with Lyndsay Tessier for much of the race and built a one-minute gap by the finish, clocking 2:35:47 for the win as Tessier set a massive PB in 2:36:55.

Leslie Sexton
Photo: Matt Stetson.

Conditions were clear on Sunday with temperatures hovering around 15 C. Hofbauer finished ninth overall in the fastest marathon ever in Canada with Kenyan Philemon Rono triumphing in 2:06:52. Sexton was fifth overall in a five-six-seven finish for Canadian women.

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Trevor Hofbauer – 2:18:06
Sami Jibril – 2:22:04
Aaron Cooper – 2:24:42
John Mason – 2:26:11
Jeffrey Costen – 2:26:15

Lyndsay Tessier
Photo: Matt Stetson.


Leslie Sexton – 2:35:47
Lyndsay Tessier – 2:36:55
Melanie Myrand – 2:39:10
Catherine Watkins – 2:49:32
Megan Kuikman – 2:51:19

Post-race interview with Sexton

Post-race interview with Hofbauer

Full results.

2017 STWM coverage

Canadian Marathon Championships recap
Race recap
Start line photos
Trevor Hofbauer’s winning celebration
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