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Ontario man breaks record at 28th annual Servus Edmonton Marathon

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WATCH ABOVE: The 28th annual Servus Edmonton Marathon saw a record race ran in the men's full marathon on Sunday – Aug 18, 2019

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.

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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.

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Runners get ready for 2019 Edmonton Marathon – Aug 15, 2019

 

 

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