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.
— Natasha Wodak (@tasha_wodak) March 15, 2015
— Lanni marchant (@LJM5252) March 15, 2015