Medals revealed for 30th anniversary of STWM

The medals have been revealed for the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

June 29th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

On Thursday Canada Running Series revealed their 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon medals. This year’s marathon is the 30th anniversary of the event and the special edition medal was created to reflect that benchmark.

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Last night we revealed, we ran, and we had some fun… but how about a peek into the inspiration of this year's medal before the #CanadaDay long weekend? 👀🇨🇦 The @scotiabank #TOwaterfront42K 2019 medal is larger than usual to mark the 30th Edition. 🥇(a big 3" diameter instead of 2.5") It's a CELEBRATION!🎉 30 years of this event for our running community… we had the medals "reflect" that 💎 (pun intended)! You can see the flow of the “T.O.” lettering,” says race director and Canada Running Series founder Alan Brookes. “It represents the flow of how and why people run, of collective movement — how the running community has grown by embracing many different types of people. ❤️ This is Toronto! #ItsYourMoment

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CRS says, “The #TOwaterfront42K 2019 medal is larger than usual to mark the 30th edition.” The medal is three inches in diameter, bigger than the old medal which was 2.5 inches.

The Waterfront Marathon weekend has been a staple in the Toronto running scene for three decades, and that’s something to celebrate.

This year’s event will feature the Canadian Olympic marathon trials, which will draw a huge pool of Canadian elites to vie for a position on team Canada. One of those runners will be 2019 Canadian Marathon Champion Cam Levins, who hopes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and lower his own Canadian record.

Rachel Cliff runs national marathon record. Photo: Instagram.

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The Olympic marathon standard is 2:11:30 for the men and 2:29:30 for the women. The qualification window is already open for the Canadian athletes, and so far only Rachel Cliff has achieved standard with her record-breaking run at the Nagoya Marathon in March, where she ran 2:26:56.

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