Lanni Marchant sets new Canadian record at Toronto marathon
TORONTO – Lanni Marchant set a new Canadian record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:27:59, nearly four minutes better than her previous best time.
Marchant’s run bested the previous national record of 2:28:36 set by Oshawa, Ont., native Sylvia Ruegger 28 years ago.
Marchant will take home $28,000 for her record-breaking time.
The London, Ont., native placed 44th at the women’s marathon at the world track and field championships in Moscow last summer.
Canada had not had a woman run the distance at a world championship since 2003 prior to the Moscow race.
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