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Breaking Records and Helping Local Communities: 20th Anniversary Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon raises $2.3 million for 99 local charities
Today marked $2.3 million reasons to celebrate for some of Toronto's local charities as a record breaking amount raised during September's 20th Anniversary of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) was announced today at Scotiabank. >full story
Sep 29-09
STWM moves into "top tier of marathons worldwide" — Universal Sports
When Kenneth Mungara won the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2:08:32 on Sunday, he did more than successfully defend his title and run the fastest time ever on Canadian soil — he helped lift Toronto [Waterfront] into the top tier of marathons worldwide. >full story
Sep 27-09
Mungara Defends in Toronto with Canadian All Comers Record Kenneth Mungara successfully defended his Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon today and in doing so ran the fastest time ever recorded on Canadian soil. >full story
Fastest Marathon Time Run Ever On Canadian Soil: 20th Anniversary Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Shatters Course And Fundraising Records Toronto's premier running event sets new records for men's and women's course times and raises $1.8 million for 99 neighbourhood charities >full story
Sep 27-09
TORONTO STAR: Mungara & Kassap share Marathon spotlight They never met on the course or in the finishers' area, but Kenneth Mungara and Danny Kassap have a couple of things in common. >read on Toronto Star; >see photos on Toronto Star
Sep 27-09 Kenyan breaks Canadian record at T.O. marathon A new Canadian record has been set at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, with Kenyan runner Kenneth Mungara finishing the 42-kilometre course in 2:08:32. >read on

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Goes Green New Public/Private Sector Partnership To Result in Waste Diversion & Carbon Footprint Reduction >full story
Fauja Singh & Ed Whitlock return to 20th Anniversary Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, September 27th, as "The Legends" Ninety-eight year old Fauja Singh and 78 year old Ed Whitlock are confirmed to join Joan Benoit Samuelson as "The Legends" at this year's 20th Anniversary Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, September 27th. Singh will run the Waterfront 5K and Whitlock the Half-marathon [21.1km] along with a record 20,000 participants in the whole event. >full story
Canada's Lioudmila Kortchaguina confirmed, contender in best-ever field at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, September 27th Thornhill, Ontario's Lioudmila Kortchaguina, the current Canadian Women's Marathon Champion, is confirmed to start at the 20th Anniversary Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on September 27th. She will line up as a serious contender amongst the strongest Women's and Men's fields put together for "Canada's fastest marathon". >full story
Champions return to face strong competition at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon '09 Both defending champions, Ethiopia's Mulu Seboka and Kenya's Kenneth Mungara, are confirmed to return to the 20th Anniversary Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on September 27th. >full story
Joan Benoit Samuelson confirmed to headline "Legends" at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 20th Anniversary weekend, September 25th-27th Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the first ever Olympic Marathon for women in Los Angeles 25 years ago last week, has confirmed that she will return to Toronto for the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half, September 25th-27th weekend. "Joanie" won the first two editions of the Toronto Waterfront event in 1990 and 1991 when it was run as the Coors Light Toronto Half Marathon. >full story
Louise Roberge — from the Running Room Clinic for STWM at Commerce Court in Downtown Toronto — WINS Trip for 2 to Cayman Islands Marathon & Half, December 6th. It's not too late to JOIN HER! >full story
No More Spit! 'Goodbye' Leslie St. Spit, 'Hello' The Beach, as City of Toronto approves fabulous course improvements for Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon '09 ... run Queen Street through the heart of The Beach for 20th Anniversary STWM. The City of Toronto has approved a major course revision for STWM09 that will eliminate the controversial Leslie Street Spit, 5km section of the marathon course, and replace it with an out-and-back section on Queen Street from Woodbine to Neville Park and back. >read more
Mar 24-09
TORONTO. March 24th. Mayor David Miller publicly confirms he's signed up for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon on September 27th! "We were trying to keep the lid on this a little," said Race Director Alan Brookes, "But thanks to twittering, the cat is definitely out of the bag now! STWM09 is currently tracking +60% in registrations from this date last year, so if you want to run with the Mayor, you'd better sign up soon! It WILL sell out." ENTER TODAY at

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