— Natasha Wodak (@tasha_wodak) May 7, 2018
Defending champion Natasha Wodak pulled off another win at the BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon today.
It was sunny and warm for the races in Vancouver this morning. The 36-year-old athlete from Surrey, B.C., who ran in Houston in January only 11 seconds off her PB of 1:11:20, won today in 1:14:01.
Wodak, who also holds the Canadian record in the 10,000m, was coming off a valiant fifth-place finish in that event at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this month.
Kenya’s Jane Murage was second, and Vancouver’s Lisa Brooking third. Murage won this race in 2015, as well as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half-Marathon in 2016.
On the men’s side, Kenya’s George Towett was the victor, in 1:04:03. His countryman Daniel Kipkoech was second, and Vancouver’s Anthony Tomsich third. Kipkoech won the Vancouver full marathon in 2017.
Defending champion in the half, Kip Kangogo of Canada, was fourth today. He has won this event three times.