Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to be live streamed

marathon crowd at finish line in Toronto
The crowd near last year’s finish line at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Photo: Canada Running Series

Once again the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be live streamed to the world this coming Sunday Oct. 18.

A year ago viewers from 115 countries watched the professionally produced broadcast.

This year’s live stream begins at 8:15 a.m. EDT and can be found on both www.stwm.ca and www.athleticscanada.tv

Commentary of this IAAF Gold Label race will once again be lead by Tim Hutchings, one of the most respected commentators in marathoning. He has called some of the biggest races in the world, including New York City and Chicago. Canadian Running magazine editor-in-chief Michael Doyle and top Canadian marathoner Krista DuChene will once again provide colour commentary. The trio will sign off at 12:15 p.m. but the finish line camera will continue until the close of the race. And what a race it should be.

Last year’s champ Laban Korir is back to defend his title against a strong international field, including Kenyan compatriots Peter Some and Michael Kipyego. All three have run under 2:07, and Some has the fastest personal best with an outstanding 2:05:38.

The course record is 2:07:05 set by Ethiopia’s Deressa Chimsa in 2013.

The Toronto women’s course record holder, Sharon Cherop (2:22:43) of Kenya leads a superb women’s field. She will have her hands full with 19-year-old Ethiopian sensation, Shure Demise. The teen stunned the world with a 2:20:59 at the 2015 Dubai Marathon – an unofficial world junior record.

The race will also serve as the Canadian Championships with two-time Olympian Eric Gillis and Canadian women’s record holder, Lanni Marchant, both chasing the Olympic qualifying standard.

Join the conversation on race day and interact with our Twitter Team, including Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to be live streamed, Pan Am Games Bronze medalist Sasha Gollish @SGollishRuns and the team at @CanadianRunning! Use hashtag #STWM on Twitter and Instagram.

You can watch the 2014 broadcast in its entirely here: