TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The countdown to Canada's premier big-city marathon is on. On October 20, more than 25,000 runners from over 60 countries will lace up for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Among them will be a number of Canada's top marathoners, who will be racing for long-standing men's and women's national records and places on next year's Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow.
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon provides an unrivalled opportunity for Canada's best to gain invaluable international experience at home, to develop their athletic careers and to shine on an international stage.
|WHAT:||An opportunity to meet and interview the Canadian stars of this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.|
|WHO:||Krista DuChene, Brantford, ON native, chasing Silvia Ruegger's 28-year-old record of 2:28:36.|
|Eric Gillis, two-time Olympian from Guelph, ON, hoping to break Jerome Drayton's 38-year-old national record of 2:10:09.|
|Rob Watson, London, ON native, promising to be on Gillis's shoulder after finishing 11th in this year's Boston Marathon.|
|Natasha Wodak, former cross-country champion from Vancouver, BC, who finished 24th overall at the World Cross Country Championships in March, making her marathon debut.|
|WHEN:||Friday, September 20 at 11:15 am|
|WHERE:||Marriott Eaton Centre - Adelaide Room|
|525 Bay Street|
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations; Scotiabank
For further information:
Andrea Mus, Narrative PR, 416.922.2211 ext. 3271, [email protected]