PHOTO GALLERY: Niagara Falls International Marathon

The Niagara Falls International Marathon is the dual country race to mark on your calendar

October 15th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , ,

 

All photos: Copyright © 2018 Niagara Falls International Marathon.

719 runners from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border gathered in Buffalo, New York Sunday morning to run the Niagara International Marathon

After starting the race in Buffalo’s Albright neighbourhood, participants made their way for the first five to six kilometres largely through leafy street before crossing the Peace Bridge into Canada and on to the Queen Elizabeth Way, headed toward the finish line at the iconic Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

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The weather proved ideal for the marathon, hovering around eight to ten degrees celsius with moderate wind, resulting in strong podium results. 

The top men’s finishers were Kyle Greig in 2:28:45, Mathew Johnson 2:29:34, and Vadim Aksenov in 2:46:59. On the women’s side, Courtney Laderer took the win in 2:59:08, Debbie Greig was second in 3:03:57, and third place went to Tracie Leinbach in 3:19:07. 

Half-marathon men’s results

  1. David Eikelboom – 1:08:53
  2.  Pol Nabben – 1:13:16
  3.  Alex Yu – 1:16:44 

Half-marathon women’s results 

  1. Emily Patton – 1:25:33
  2. Amy Trabert – 1:26:58
  3. Kelli Proctor – 1:28:55

Half-marathon wheelchair men’s results

  1. Rich VanderWal – 44:57
  2. Flavio Pagliero – 47:38
  3. Fernando Resende – 51:09

Half-marathon wheelchair women’s results

  1. Jessica Lewis – 1:07:35
  2. Diane Kolin – 1:24:39

10K men’s results 

  1. Mark Chan – 35:51
  2. Austin Kjorven – 37:20
  3. Kenarto Ito – 37:50

10K women’s results 

  1. Bahareh Bafar – 43:22
  2. Kathryn Blaszynski – 44:22
  3. Joanna Eikelbloom – 45:53

The GREAT Canadian-American 5K Challenge is a race between the two countries. The American and Canadian times are averaged and the 2018 winner was Canada, who average 36:59 to America’s 38:15. 

Full results can be found here