Tristan Woodfine of Cobden, Ont. was the top Canadian at this morning’s Chevron Houston Marathon, finishing in 13th position with a time of 2:15:19, a three-and-a-half-minute personal best.
Kenya’s Albert Korir was first overall, finishing in 2:10:02. Yitayal Atnafu of Ethiopia was second, in 2:10:08, and Justus Kimutai of Kenya was third, in 2:10:25.
— alan brookes, CRS (@alnbrookes) January 20, 2019
Woodfine competed for the University of Guelph in track and cross-country throughout his undergrad years. He was also a triathlete for a while before re-focusing on running in the last couple of years, winning last year’s Montreal half-marathon and the Canada Running Series points title in 2017.
It was also a big day for Canadian women in Houston, with Sasha Gollish and Malindi Elmore completing their first marathons, and Natasha Wodak, Lyndsay Tessier and Robyn Mildren running personal bests in the half.