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Sexton, Hofbauer victorious at the 2017 Canadian Marathon Championships

Sunny skies and warmer than normal October conditions welcomed runners to the 2017 Canadian Marathon Championships in Toronto. Leslie Sexton of London, Ont., and Trevor Hofbauer of Guelph, Ont., proved to be the class of the Canadian fields on Sunday and took home their first Canadian marathon titles.

Sexton and Hofbauer were up front from the beginning, leading the Canadian championship races for almost the duration of the 42.2 kilometre event. Challenging Sexton for the women’s title was Lyndsay Tessier of Toronto. Starting around halfway, Sexton was able to start building a gap on Tessier and crossed the finish line for the win in 2:35:44. Tessier took silver in 2:36:51, followed by Melanie Myrand of Pierrefond, Que., in 2:39:07 for bronze.

Hofbauer meant business early, leading the Canadian field and going through halfway in 1:07:48. The minute and half advantage over Sami Jibril of Toronto grew as Hofbauer kept the hammer down. Hofbauer was clearly elated coming down the homestretch towards the finish. Bobbing and weaving while slapping the hands of the fans on his way to a national title and a time of 2:18:06. Jibril finished in the silver medal spot in 2:22:04 and Aaron Cooper of Camlachie, Ont., rounding out the podium in 2:24:39 for bronze.

Canadian Marathon Championships

Men – full results

Gold – Trevor Hofbauer, 2:18:05

Silver – Sami Jibril, 2:22:04

Bronze – Aaron Cooper, 2:24:39

 

Women – full results

Gold – Leslie Sexton, 2:35:44

Silver – Lyndsay Tessier, 2:36:51

Bronze – Melanie Myrand, 2:39:07

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