Canadian Racers Dominate Calgary Marathon

Canadian Racers Dominate Calgary Marathon

Canada NewsWire

Nearly $600,000 raised as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

CALGARY, May 27, 2018 /CNW/ – The 54th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon saw 8,500 racers hitting the city streets, with nearly $600,000 raised in support of 68 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

The starting line at the 54th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

Taking place over one day, race enthusiasts had the opportunity to choose their distance by participating in the: 50km Ultra, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1km, Jugo Juice 10km, GoodLife Fitness 5km Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon, for those 12 years of age and under.

“We congratulate all participants for their determination and dedication to their races at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and thank those who fundraised for local charities as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge,” said Rod Wendt, District Vice-President, Calgary Central.  “This year nearly $600,000 was raised by participants who dedicated their races to their favourite charities. The 54th edition of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon was another great success thanks to the organizers, volunteers and racers who make the event a popular one each year.”

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising program that provides a simple way for racers to support the charity of their choice and make a significant impact locally. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all transaction and credit card fees. Donations to all participating charities will be accepted until June 25, 2018.

At Scotiabank, investing in our communities has been a focus for over 185 years. Our commitment is to help make a measurable and lasting impact on our global communities. Scotiabank believes in helping young people reach their infinite potential, and many organizations who take part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge have a direct impact on our local youth. Young people are our future leaders, and it’s crucial to provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed.

The official course record was broken this year by a newcomer to the Calgary race, Feyera Dadi who lives and trains in Etobicoke, Ontario and is an Ethiopian citizen. He crossed the line with a time of 2:16:37, which beats the previous course record, set on the new course in 2015 by just 35 seconds.

The female Full Marathon winner was Caroline Kiptoo of Kenya, who trains in Mexico, with a time of 2:42:37.

Canadian runners, and in particular Calgarians made a much stronger showing than in previous years with many top three finishes. A total of 10 of 18, Top 3 finishers live and train in Calgary, while 14 of the 18, Top 3 finishers are Canadian citizens.

Calgary’s own Trevor Hofbauer collapsed emotionally at the finish line smacking the ground and raising his hands to the sky as he won the Men’s Division of the Centaur Subaru 21.1K National Championships with a time of 1:08:25. Sasha Gollish of Toronto was more reserved as she sprinted to the finish with a time of 1:14:19. These performances mean Hofbauer and Gollish have been added to the selection pool for the Canadian team at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships next spring. 

“After a particularly difficult, cold winter, it feels as if our city came out of hibernation today to celebrate all things Calgary,” said Kirsten Fleming, Executive Director, Run Calgary.  ”A remarkable number of people gathered on city streets cheering on their participating friends, family, neighbours and colleagues; 10,000 strong. What an incredible day to be alive and to share an experience rooted in community building and wellness with the 20,000 spectators, volunteers and participants.”

SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON RACE WEEKEND RESULTS

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Marathon Results

Full Marathon Male                        

1.

Feyera Dadi – Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada (Ethiopia)

2:16:37

2.

Daniel Cheruiyot Yegon – Eldoret, Kenya (Kenya)

2:23:12

3.

Daniel Kopkoech – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Kenya)

2:24:36

 

Full Marathon Female                     

1.

Caroline Kiptoo – Guadalupe, Mexico (Kenya) 

2:43:37

2.

Catrin Jones – Victoria, BC, Canada (Canada)

2:52:38

3.

Lindsay Winter – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

2:57:52

 

National Half-Marathon Championships Results

Half Marathon Male                       

1.

Trevor Hofbauer – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

1:08:26

2.

Kip Kangogo – Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (Canada) 

1:09:23

3.

Benard Onsare – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

1:10:27

           

Half Marathon Female       

1.

Sasha Gollish – Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Canada)

1:14:19

2.

Dayna Pidhoresky, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Canada)

1:14:42

3.

Maria Zambrano, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Columbia/Canada)

1:19:04

 

50K Results

50K Male



1.

Jacob Puzey – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

3:04:53


(beat his own last year first place finish which was 3:10:41

2.

Sanjay Sanchdev, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

3:18:54

3.

Sean Hickey – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

3:40:30

 

50K Female

1.

Adriana Wild – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

3:46:16

2.

Kim Young – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

4:01:30

3.

Shelley Bender – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Canada)

4:06:35

 

To see a list of charities involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit: http://www.calgarymarathon.com/charity-challenge.html?lang=EN

For more highlights and complete race results, please visit: calgarymarathon.com/results.html

Twitter Hashtag: #RunCalgary  #runScotia #InfinitePotential

About Scotiabank

At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank’s goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2017, Scotiabank contributed more than $80 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of over $923 billion (as at January 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.                           

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

A race for every age and ability, Alberta’s Best Road Race 4 years in a row includes the 50K Ultra, Scotiabank 42.2K, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, the Jugo Juice 10K, the Goodlife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. The largest race on the prairies has the largest high performance purse west of Toronto and attracts elite athletes from coast to coast as well as internationally. The event brings in $7 million annually to the local economy and gives back through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, scholarship programming and the Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge.

And they are off! Young people participating in the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

Feyera Dadi wins the 2018 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon men’s race. (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

Caroline Kiptoo wins the 2018 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon women’s race. (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

SOURCE Scotiabank

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Ethiopian Gelete Burka topples Canadian and Ottawa records at Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

Ethiopian Gelete Burka topples Canadian and Ottawa records at Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

Canada NewsWire

Scotiabank Charity Challenge raises more than $775,000

OTTAWA, May 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The star of today’s Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon was 32-year-old Ethiopian Gelete Burka, whose finish time of 2:22:17 handily shattered both Canadian (2:22:43) and Ottawa (2:24:31) women’s records.

Runners line up at the 2018 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

Fellow Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay, 33, placed first in the men’s field with a time of 2:08:52. The current marathon course record holder led a pack of four men who competed fiercely throughout the race to finish with sub-2:10 times.

Canadian champions today were Tristan Woodfine, 24, who finished with 2:18:55, and Kait Toohey, 30, who came in at 2:45:07.

“This year’s field of elite women started fast and sustained an impressive pace through much of the race,” said Manny Rodrigues, Elite Athlete Coordinator, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. “Eventually Gelete Burka pulled ahead and tore up the course for a dramatic record-breaking finish.”

“Run Ottawa is thrilled with this year’s results,” said John Halvorsen, President of Run Ottawa and Race Director of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. “We were proud to host another outstanding field of elite athletes and to organize six race events for more than 33,000 participants of all ages. Our thanks also go to those who raised funds for charities and the 2,500-plus volunteers who made Canada’s biggest race weekend possible.”

2018 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon results

Men

1.

Yemane Tsegay

2:08:52

Ethiopia

2.

John Kipkosgei Korir

2:09:14

Kenya

3.

Adugna Takele

2:09:26

Ethiopia

 

Women

1.

Gelete Burka

2:22:17

Ethiopia

2.

Hiwot Gebrekidan

2:26:11

Ethiopia

3.

Sara Hall

2:26:20

USA

 

More than $775,000 raised for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

More than 33,000 runners took part in the 2018 edition of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, many of whom supported 69 local charities and raised more than $775,000 as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Scotiabank believes in helping young people reach their infinite potential, and many organizations who take part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge have a direct impact on local youth. Young people are future leaders and Scotiabank aims to help provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed. 

“We are thrilled to bring the Scotiabank Charity Challenge back to Ottawa this year,” said Frank Bilodeau, District Vice President, Ottawa Centre & Gatineau at Scotiabank. “Racers demonstrated their commitment to their community by raising more than $775,000 in support of local charities. We’re proud that the Scotiabank Charity Challenge continues to be an important part of the weekend events, year after year and applaud every participant for their efforts.” 

Ottawa native breaks Guinness world record
At Saturday’s 10K race, Ottawa native Morgan Mckay – a self-described elite ultra obstacle racer – broke a Guinness world record for fastest 10K carrying 100 lbs. In December 2017, Mckay won the Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland.

Background information:

About the Scotiabank Charity Challenge
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising program that provides a simple way for runners in these races to support local causes that make a significant impact on Canadian communities. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all transaction and credit card fees. Scotiabank offers the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at six sponsored marathon events across Canada including Montréal, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.

About Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed more than 33,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half Marathon, the Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the Aquahaulics Ottawa 2K and Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon. This year, runners raised more than $775,000 for 69 local and national charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is one of only two running events in the world to host two IAAF Gold Label races: the Ottawa 10K and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. The 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 25-26, 2019. For more information: www.runottawa.ca.

About Scotiabank

At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank’s goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2017, Scotiabank contributed more than $80 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of over $923 billion (as at January 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

Geleta Burka of Ethiopia sets a new Canadian soil record at the 2018 Scotiabank Ottawa (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia wins the 2018 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

Young people participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

SOURCE Scotiabank

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Kathy Rogers: Republican Candidate for Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (PRWEB) May 27, 2018

An Anne Arundel County Prosecutor for over 25 years, Kathy Rogers announced her candidacy for the State’s Attorney of Anne Arundel County on September 26, 2017. Kathy is one of the most experienced candidates in the current field, having successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases, most resulting in the incarceration of criminals committing the most heinous of crimes including murder, rape and child abuse.

During her tenure as a prosecutor and Deputy State’s Attorney, Kathy also served as the Supervisor of the Sexual Offense Unit of Anne Arundel County and successfully prosecuted the first PCR-DNA case in the State of Maryland as a DNA expert. Her commitment to the protection of the citizens of Anne Arundel County, especially children, is the hallmark of her career and the motivation behind her decision to become involved on the political level, with the goal of depoliticizing an office that she strongly believes should be solely focused on putting away criminals for the safety of the families and citizens of Anne Arundel County.

Restore Integrity, Improve Effectiveness

Witnessing a continuation of ethical violations and investigations surrounding the State’s Attorney’s Office of Anne Arundel County in recent years, Kathy is entering the political arena with the goal of restoring integrity and effectiveness to the office and increasing the conviction rate to deter criminal activity in the County.

Kathy, a Republican, faces incumbent State's Attorney Wes Adams in the upcoming Primary on June 26, 2018. She then plans to square off against Democratic Candidate Anne Colt Leitess in the General Election. She sets herself apart from both candidates with her views on how to address the growing problem of opioid addiction and the handling of criminal cases involving drug dealers in the County. Kathy believes that taking a tougher stance on those convicted of illegal sale of opioids and heroin that are directly linked to overdose deaths can lead to a decrease in both.

“Kathy Rogers is an experienced prosecutor who possesses the moral courage to be aggressive in the prosecution of drug crimes and gang-related activities infecting this County. She is a conservative leader with the motivation to quickly address issues affecting our communities. She is not one to sit back and watch, or to wait and see how her actions are politically viewed. She will simply do what is right.”- Retired Anne Arundel County Police Chief Thomas Shanahan

Her message to those who choose to commit crimes in Anne Arundel County is one of intolerance and consistency of judgment. Taking politics out of the State’s Attorney Office in the County allows those charged with upholding the law to act judiciously and in the best interest of residents and taxpaying citizens.

About Kathy Rogers

Kathy Rogers is an almost 50 year resident and active member of Anne Arundel County. She grew up in the Crofton area and attended county schools before receiving a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

She and her husband of 37 years currently reside in the Davidsonville area and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Her hope is to be a part of the solution for improving the safety and quality of life for her family and her constituents.

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