Natasha Wodak and Lanni Marchant perform well in NYC

Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak

Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak

Canadian elite women Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak had an incredible performance at the New York City Half this morning. Both were expected to have a strong race.

Wodak placed sixth running a 1:11:20. That’s a new PB for the Vancouver runner who spent most of last year dealing with an injury. So far, she’s had an incredible 2015 winning the Harriers Pioneer 8K and setting a PB at Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona in January.

Marchant finished very shortly after Wodak placing ninth with a time of 1:12:05. Last year, she set the Canadian women’s record – 1:10:47. Both women are hoping to race the 10,000m, at this summer’s Pan Am Games.

First place in the women’s race was Molly Huddle who came in at 1:08:31. Leonard Korir won the men’s race clocking 1:01:06. There were no Canadian elite men.