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Posted: May 22, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Canadian Marathon Championships Sunday in Ottawa

Friday, May 22, 2009

OTTAWA – The 2009 Canadian Marathon Championships will be contested this Sunday in the nation’s capital as part of the Ottawa Race Weekend. The marathon also serves as the final qualifying meet for the 2009 Marathon World Cup team which will compete at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin this August. The Marathon World Cup team is a pilot project including Athletics Canada, the Ottawa Marathon and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Elite athletes to watch for:

Men’s Canadian Championship

Women’s Canadian Championship

Canadian Wheelchair Championship

Charles Bedley, Toronto, ON

Christina Clark, Guelph, ON

Clayton Gerein (T52), Pilot Butte, SK

Mike Booth, Winnipeg, MB

Myriam Grenon, Montreal, QC

Michel Filteau (T54), St. Jean Baptiste, QC

Reid Coolsaet, Hamilton, ON

Lioudmila Kortchaguina, Thornhill, ON


Ryan Day, Kitimat, BC

Tara Struyk, Edmonton, AB


Terry Gehl, St. Charles, QC



Matt Loiselle, Toronto, ON



Christian Mercier, Quebec City, QC



Steve Osaduik, Nanaimo, BC



Bruce Raymer, Toronto, ON



Dylan Wykes, Kingston, ON



The racers will line up at the Elgin and Laurier start line with the wheelchair race beginning at 6:55am followed by the able-bodied race at 7:00am.

For more information including the schedule and results, please visit

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