Lyndsay Tessier and Melanie Myrand, the Canadian Marathon Championships silver and bronze medallist, respectively, took tens of minutes, combined, off their PBs on Sunday.
Finishing behind Leslie Sexton’s national-winning 2:35:47, Tessier finished in 2:36:55, nine minutes faster than her previous best of 2:45:39, set in 2014. Myrand, who had a PB of 3:04:57 entering Sunday, ran 2:39:10 as both dipped under the 2:40 barrier for the first time in breakthrough performances at the distance.
Tessier split 1:17:51 through halfway, which is 51 seconds off her standalone half-marathon PB of 1:17:00, according to her All Athletics profile.
"I wanted to break 2:45. Breaking 2:40 was a bonus," says 2nd Cdn Lyndsay Tessier. She ran 2:36:55. 🙌
— CanadianRunning (@CanadianRunning) October 22, 2017
2017 STWM coverage
– Canadian Marathon Championships recap
– Race recap
– Start line photos
– Trevor Hofbauer’s winning celebration
– More photos on our Instagram page
– Nick Croker’s Ed Whitlock-paced marathon