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Oct 14-12
Surprise Winners at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon — by Paul Gains — For the second consecutive year weather conditions impeded a world class field at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon — an IAAF Silver Label race. This time it was rain and unseasonable temperatures nearing 18° Celsius that devastated the best men's field ever assembled in Toronto. In the end it was an Ethiopian, Sahle Warga who prevailed in a time of 2:10:35 well off the Canadian all comers and course record set two years ago by Kenneth Mungara (2:07:58). In its 23 year history this was the first time an Ethiopian male had won. full story »
Oct 9-12
“Live” web broadcast, Blog, “Live” Results available for this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon — On Saturday evening, the homepage of www.stwm.ca will be converted to a feast of viewing, runner-tracking and an interactive “live” Blog for family and friends of participants in this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. full story »
Oct 9-12
Top 10 to Watch For at Sunday's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon — top Male and Female contenders. full story »
Oct 4-12
Team England to continue strong tradition in International Team Challenge at STWM — Team England have been a powerful force in the International Team Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon since the Challenge's inception in 2005, and this year will be no exception. full story »
Oct 3-12
Siraj Gena Wants First Ethiopian Toronto Victoryby Paul Gains — "I would love to be the man who brings the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title to Ethiopia," says Siraj Gena upon learning that no Ethiopian man has ever won this IAAF Silver Label race. full story »
Sep 28-12
Urban guru Gil Penalosa to run as St.Lawrence Neighbourhood Champion in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon — Defending "Neighbourhood Champions" St.Lawrence are going all out to retain their title in this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half & 5K, on October 14th. full story »
Sep 28-12
Radiya Adilo is Keeping it in The Familyby Paul Gains — Marathon running is a family affair for Radiya Adilo. The soon to be 23 year old Ethiopian will race in the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and is a member of an elite group of some eighty members coached by her older brother Haji. full story »
Sep 27-12
Flash and a "Maple Leaf" racing for Guinness World Records at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 14th — Stephane Hetherington dressed as "Flash" and Paul Statchuk, dressed as a Toronto Maple Leafs player will give the estimated 150,000 spectators something special to cheer for at this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 14th, when they race over the classic 42 kilometre distance to set new Guinness World Records. full story »
Sep 25-12
Kenya's Gilbert Yegon Has Bold Ambitions in Torontoby Paul Gains — When Gilbert Yegon made his marathon debut in Amsterdam three years ago he instantly attracted attention as his time of 2:06:18 knocked two seconds off the course record held by the legendary Haile Gebreselassie. full story »
Sep 20-12
Agnes Kiprop Leads Kenyans at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathonby Paul Gains — The great rivalry between East African neighbours Kenya and Ethiopia continues on the Toronto roads October 14th with a world class field intent on chasing the women's course record of 2:22:43. full story »
Sep 18-12
Netsanet Achamo Seeking Toronto Waterfront Victoryby Paul Gains — Long distance runners are continually looking for improvement and Netsanet Achamo is no exception. Supporters of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon are in for a treat, therefore, when the 24 year old Ethiopian star returns to Canada's premier marathon October 14th. full story »
Sep 13-12
John Kiprotich Added to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Fieldby Paul Gains — Like so many other Kenyan runners John Kiprotich was inspired by the feats of his trailblazing countrymen. More specifically, it was the sight of Paul Tergat racing in the 1996 Olympics 10,000m final which ignited his passion to run. full story »
Sep 10-12
Payback time for Reid Coolsaet at STWM 2012!by Paul Gains — Coolsaet To Pace Kenyan Stephen Chelimo in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: A year ago Stephen Chelimo left an enormous impression on the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon running as a pacemaker for Reid Coolsaet. full story »
Sep 05-12
Charles Munyeki Wants Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Recordby Paul Gains — When Kenyan marathoner Charles Munyeki is asked whether the $25,000 bonus on offer for beating the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon record is motivation for the October 14th event he answers succinctly. full story »
Aug 31-12
Matt Loiselle Chasing 2013 World Championship Marathon Berth at STWMby Paul Gains — With his victory at the Canada Running Series' Toronto 10 miler race August 12th Matt Loiselle received a good indication that his preparations for the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon are proceeding very nicely indeed. full story »
Aug 24-12
Silvia Ruegger Canadian Record Holderby Paul Gains — Will Silvia's 27 year-old Canadian National Women's Marathon Record of 2:28:36 finally go down on October 14th, as Lanni Marchant and Krista DuChene both take a run at it at STWM? full story »
Jul 24-12
Blockbuster Course Enhancements to 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half-marathon — Organizers today announced exciting new Course enhancements for the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half-marathon, to be run on Sunday, October 14th. full story »
Jul 17-12
Lanni Marchant Out to Prove a Pointby Paul Gains — It is a personal inner quest that drives Lanni Marchant to the starting line of the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 14th. full story »
Jul 9-12
Krista DuChene Using Her Gift at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathonby Paul Gains — Krista DuChene has set an ambitious target of beating the two and a half hour barrier at the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 14th. full story »
Jul 3-12
Rob Watson Banking on World Championships Berthby Paul Gains — When Rob Watson lines up for the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 14th he fully expects to run fast enough to earn a spot on Canada's 2013 World Championships team in Moscow. full story »
Jun 24-12
STWM Canadian champion wins “Battle of the Burrard Bridge” on road to Olympics — Both Olympic-bound Reid Coolsaet of Speed River TFC and Brantford's Krista DuChene notched impressive wins with strong performances at this morning's Scotiabank Vancouver Half-marathon. full story »
Jun 2-12
Brooks Running Becomes Major Partner in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathonby Paul Gains — Alan Brookes's dream of taking the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) into the upper echelon of city marathons gained momentum recently with the signing of a three year deal. full story »
May 3-12
Fabulous new ROCK VIDEO: Shawn Brady's “All for the Run” starring Reid Coolsaet & the Toronto Yonge Street 10k! A great epithet for the artist, the athlete and the event! view now »
Apr 25-12
Athletics Canada, STWM & Ottawa Marathon announce World Championship marathon project — Athletics Canada (AC) is very excited to announce today a partnership with Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) and Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend which will see funding to help marathoners achieve their goals of participating at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia. full story »
Jan 2-12
STWM awarded prestigious IAAF Silver Label for 5th-consecutive year — We're pleased and proud to report that STWM has been awarded a prestigious IAAF Silver Label for 2012 — a mark of excellence in the athletics and road racing world! For 2012 there are only 21 Gold, 13 Silver and 9 Bronze Label marathons in the world. It puts us in the same category as Rotterdam and Amsterdam — fine company!! Thanks to IAAF (who visited from Monaco to observe this year's race) and to our Federation, Athletics Canada, for all your support. Thanks especially to all our CRS team, volunteers, sponsors, the City, Tourism Toronto and participating runners for making this happen, for helping to put the sport in Canada and the City of Toronto on the global stage! For a complete list of IAAF Label races see www.iaaf.org/Mini/lrr12/Results/Calendar.aspx

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