Rachel Hannah finished second at the Canadian Marathon Championships on Sunday as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The Pan Am Games bronze medallist ran 2:34:34 and finished 35 seconds back of Canadian champion Krista DuChene.
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Canadian Running caught up with Hannah moments after finishing the 42.2K event. She says that she got really excited when she was able to catch up with DuChene during the race as the two battled for portions of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Hannah was hoping for a 2:31-2:32 performance but she says that it’s more about reaching the podium at a national championship.
She finished sixth overall at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, which was won by Shure Demise (2:25:15). The Canadian women’s field was one of the deepest in recent memory yet there were no athletes who were able to achieve the recently-announced marathon standard for the 2017 World Championships.
The 30-year-old says she will be taking some time off after the race and turning her attention to the national cross-country championships in Kingston, Ont. at the end of November.