Polish runner races to the fastest indoor marathon ever in Toronto

The Toronto Track and Field Centre was home to the fastest ever women's indoor marathon.
The Toronto Track and Field Centre was home to the fastest ever women's indoor marathon.
The Toronto Track and Field Centre was home to the fastest ever women’s indoor marathon.

How many laps of a indoor, 200m track could you run?

Monika Kalicińska raced the Run4RKids indoor marathon at the Toronto Track and Field Centre to a time of 2:53, the fastest ever women’s indoor marathon. The run did not qualify for the title of world record because the race was run on the outside lane around the track, making the laps longer than 200m.

The race was the Run4RKids indoor marathon.

The previous mark was held by American Nicole Porath who ran 2:57 one year ago to become the first woman to run under 3:00 indoors.

Kalicińska is Polish, but she has family living in Toronto, only a few blocks from the York University indoor track centre where the race was held, and she came up to visit and race.

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This was only the 24-year-old’s second marathon. She won her debut at the distance in May when she raced the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship and won. The NAIA is a collegiate sporting league in the United States, similar to the NCAA. Kalicińska raced for St. Gregory’s University in Oklahoma.

Stewart Campbell of Pembroke, Ont., was the top male finisher is 2:54:35 behind Kalicińska.