Tough day in Tokyo for Lakatos, plus Canadian age group results

Like many, Lakatos struggled to maintain his body temperature in the chilly, wet conditions. 230 Canadian runners finished

March 4th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

Like many runners at Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, Canadian wheelchair athlete Brent Lakatos struggled to stay warm enough to maintain his speed, and finished a disappointing 12th, well behind Canadians Josh Cassidy (who finished fifth, in 1:36:21) and Alexandre Dupont (11th place, 1:43:20). The division was won by Switzerland’s Marcel Hug in 1:30:43, with Daniel Romanchuk of the US in second place (1:34:25) and South Africa’s Ernst Francois Van Dyk in third (1:34:40).

In a tweet, Lakatos said, “This marathon was the hardest race I have ever done. I was too cold from the start to keep up, and it only got worse from there. Sorry for the poor showing. I will take away from this lots of tough lessons.”

In the women’s wheelchair division, Manuela Schar of Switzerland was first across the line in 1:46:56, with Tatyana McFadden of the US in second (1:48:52) and Susannah Scaroni, also of the US, in third (1:54:29).

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There were 135 Canadian men who finished in Tokyo, and 95 Canadian women. Here are the top three Canadians in each age category:

Top Canadian age group results

Men 20-29

Luis Carlos Pombo Reyes,  26 (3:14:28)
Paul Nakonechny, 29 (3:29:23)
Cedric Ah-Waye, 26 (4:21:40)

Men 30-39

Mark Davis, 34 (2:51:49)
Cliff de Bruijn, 33 (3:13:22)
Jeff Lambert, 30 (3:19:05)

Men 40-49

Ken Ginnan, 41 (2:59:05)
Jean Marc Ducharme, 42 (3:05:59)
Simon Nelson, 42 (3:07:02)

Men 50-59

Walter Downey, 57 (2:58:58)
Nelson Carey, 55 (3:05:51)
Ted Nagowski, 58 (3:08:37)

Men 60-69

Sandy Rutledge, 67 (3:31:59)
Carlos Chiu, 61 (3:50:03)
Victor Ovtcharenko, 62 (3:50:56)

Men 70-79

Robert Ansah, 70 (4:49:42)

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Women 20-29

Andrea Scott, 29 (3:15:48)
Katherine Konn, 27 (5:14:17)
Jennifer Wong, 28 (5:43:49)

Women 30-39

Laurelly Dale, 35 (3:10:46)
Danica Metcalfe, 34 (3:12:19)
Kathleen Lawrence, 34 (3:03:58)

Women 40-49

Nicola Grice, 42 (3:30:59)
Kelly Mulligan, 47 (3:27:13)
Nicole Bletsky, 44 (3:27:13)

Women 50-59

Giuseppina Mori-Stoodley, 55 (3:09:59)
Jane Davies, 52 (3:24:58)
Bette Boechler, 59 (3:37:12)

Women 60-69

Janet Chiu, 61 (4:19:17)
Patricia Semeniuk, 61 (4:16:09)
Janet Kastellanos, 60 (4:37:37)

Women 70-79

Nelly McEwen, 70 (5:31:25)