I participated in my second marathon for the month of may after running the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 1st, 2022. The Tartan Ottawa International Marathon 2022 was my second time running the Ottawa trail. I finished with a time of 4:37:39, an improvement from the Vancouver Marathon where I finished with a time of 5:00:31.
For the first time since 2007, a Canadian woman won the top prize for the women’s section. American-born Canadian long-distance runner Kinsey Middleton finished with a time of 2:30:09 and Ethiopian Andualem Shiferaw set a new marathon course record with 2:06:04, the fastest time set on North American soil in 2022.
Top three in the men’s and women’s categories are:
- Andualem Shiferaw (ETH) 2:06:04
- Abdi Ali Gelchu (BHR) 2:09:24
- Yuta Shimoda (JPN) 2:09:50
- Kinsey Middleton (CAN) 2:30:09
- Elissa Legault (CAN) 2:33:27
- Katja Goldring (USA) 2:33:58
As author Napoleon Hill famously noted: “Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Running the Vancouver and Ottawa Marathon was super tough from logistics to actually running the race. But I am glad I did run both races and was able to reduce my finish time a bit. Preparing for the next marathon in a city near you.
All the Best in your quest to get better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.
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