RECORDS BROKEN AT THE SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON
An outstanding $930,000 and counting raised for charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge
Calgary, AB (05/26/2013) – The 49th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon saw charity records and a Guinness World Record broken today. More than 12,000 runners ran through scenic Stampede Park under sunny skies and raised a record-breaking $930,000 for charities as of press time.
Elite runner Benard Onsare from Calgary won the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon for the second year in a row with an impressive time of 2:28:53 in front of Toronto’s Gilbert Kiptoo, who finished with a time of 2:42:06. Devin Woodland from Three Hills, AB came in third with a time of 2:43:39. Nadyia Fry of Invermere, BC took first place in the marathon for the women’s category, with a time of 2:51:36 followed by Calgary’s Alice Ndirgangu, who finished the marathon with a time of 2:54:20. Andrea Glover of Nanton, AB came in third with a time of 3:02:07.
Calgary’s Blaine Penny and the Mito Team, made up of ten elite runners, all broke a Guinness World Record, running the fastest linked marathon ever. The team ran the entire 42.2km linked together with surgical tubing, and finished the race with a time of 2:55:23. The Mito Team has raised more than $100,000 for MitoCanada, one of the event’s featured charities. The other featured charity this year was Foothills Academy, that raised more than $93,000 through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. The 76 charities registered in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge raised an incredible sum of $930,000 as of press time, surpassing its $800,000 target. This remarkable achievement exceeds last year's total of $738,000 raised for community charities.