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Ontario man breaks record at 28th annual Servus Edmonton Marathon

WATCH ABOVE: The 28th annual Servus Edmonton Marathon saw a record race ran in the men's full marathon on Sunday.

The 28th annual Servus Edmonton Marathon wrapped up Sunday with a record breaking time in the full marathon.

David Mutai of Ontario won the full marathon on the men’s side and broke the event record with a time of 2:27.07.

Lethbridge native Kip Kangogo was second among the men with a time of 2:28.28.

On the women’s side, Kari Elliot of Red Deer captured the title with a time of 3:01.02, while Edmonton’s Anna Kessler was third, finishing the race in 3:08.42.

READ MORE: Advice for runners as Edmonton Marathon inches closer: ‘Everyone’s capable of completing it’

It was estimated this year’s event improved on the nearly 5,000 runners and walkers who participated last year.

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“I love it. Edmonton is an awesome marathon — the people are great. Perfect weather today, too,” Edmonton Marathon veteran Steve Gray said.

“It was awesome.”

“It’s a really flat and nice course, not crazy [and] lots of good support,” Calgary runner Loren Schumacher said.

This year’s event brought participants from as far away as Japan.

WATCH BELOW: The Edmonton Marathon set a record of 5,000 runners and this year, organizers say they are on pace to break that record this weekend.

Runners get ready for 2019 Edmonton Marathon
Runners get ready for 2019 Edmonton Marathon

 

 

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