Canadian Olympian Trevor Hofbauer will run the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Canada Running Series (CRS) announced on Tuesday. Hofbauer won the Canadian Marathon Championships, held at this race in 2019, running 2:09:51, the third fastest marathon time in Canadian history.
The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is the final event in the CRS calendar for 2022. The race has served as both the Athletics Canada Canadian Marathon Championship and the Canadian Olympic marathon trials since 2017.
Hofbauer’s win in 2019 earned him a spot on the 2021 Tokyo Olympic team, where he finished 48th in 2:19:57, a result that was disappointing for the athlete. “There were a bunch of things going on in my life at that time that kind of just made my Olympic experience difficult,” he says. “I am really keen and eager to make the next Olympic team and work that out and have that moment to my satisfaction.”
Hofbauer sought redemption for his 2021 Olympic performance at the Boston Marathon in April 2022, and delivered the fastest-ever performance by a Canadian at Boston, with a time of 2:10:52, which put him in 15th place. He credits the shift between the Olympics and Boston to some life changes, including a move from Calgary to Peachland, B.C., where he began working with BC Endurance project coach Richard Lee. The 30-year-old also returned to school: he is enrolled in the four-year psychology program at the University of British Colombia Okanagan, where he will also run on the cross-country team.
The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon has earned a World Athletics Elite label, making it only the second race in Canada with the title. The 2022 event will be held on Oct. 16.
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