Ottawa, May 12, 2017 - Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai's comeback to the sport of running has been postponed. A lingering calf injury is preventing Mutai from competing at the upcoming IAAF Gold label Ottawa 10K - a race he won in 2012 - as previously announced.
The past winner of the Boston, Berlin and New York marathons had been hoping to use this race as his comeback after battling back from a series of injuries that saw him race only twice the past two years.
The IAAF Gold Label Ottawa 10K will take place May 27, 2017 followed by the IAAF Gold Label Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon on May 28, 2017.
Start lists for both events will be announced next week.
About the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend
The 2016 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed close to 47,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half Marathon, the Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the Ottawa 2K and Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon. Through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, runners raised $797,000 for local and national charities.
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is one of only two running events in the world to host two IAAF Gold Label races - the Ottawa 10K and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. The 2017 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place on May 27-28, 2017. Visit us at RunOttawa.ca.