September 25, 2005 14:05 ET

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

One great course, one great city, more great records! Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 25, 2005) - Almost 10,000 competitors, including record setters and a number of returning favourites, helped make this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon the most exciting ever.

A very competitive field, featuring many elite athletes, participated in the marathon, half-marathon and 5 km races. Toronto's premier running event and charity challenge brought out runners of all levels and elite athletes from over 30 countries and 40 American states.

The winner of this year's marathon, Simon Bor of Kenya, finished in a course record-setting time of 02:11:56 (two hours, eleven minutes, fifty-six seconds).

"The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is growing rapidly into a well-recognized, international-class marathon. This year's winner came in with the fastest time run in Toronto in a decade - beating last year's course record by three minutes," said Alan Brookes, Race Director. "We saw a real balance between 'competers' and 'completers' - with this year's race featuring the best-ever field of elite athletes, as well as number of other inspiring runners."

Canada's own Ed Whitlock - 74 year old world record holder for the fastest marathoner over 70 - faced off against 72 year old Joop Ruter from the Netherlands. Whitlock won the match, coming in with a time of 03:02:40 (three hours, two minutes, forty seconds).

Michal 'The Joggler' Kapral, from Toronto broke the Guinness World Record for marathon running while juggling three objects. Kapral's record breaking time was 03:07:49 (three hours, seven minutes, forty-nine seconds).

Listed below are the top finishers in each race.

Marathon Male
1. Simon Bor - 2:11:56 - Kenya
2. Nelson Lebo - 2:12:17 - Kenya
3. Wesley Ngetich - 2:14:30 - Kenya

Marathon Female
1. Anastasia Ndereba - 2:36:30 - Kenya
2. Lucy Hasell - 2:38:08 - Bristol, GB
3. Tania Jones - 2:41:51 - Toronto

Half-marathon Male
1. Gitah Macharia - 1:04:33 - St. Catharines, ON
2. Abbel Ondeyo - 1:04:35 - Kenya
3. Joseph Kamau - 1:04:46 - Kenya

Half-marathon Female
1. Lyubov Denisova - 1:15:07 - Russia
2. Shari Boyle - 1:18:55 - Toronto
3. Isabelle Ledroit - 1:22:55 - Montreal

5 km Male
1. Michael Bianchi - 16:01 - Oakville, ON
2. Matthew Leduc - 16:26 - Ajax, ON
3. Curtis Desroche - 16:40 - Toronto

5 km Female
1. Rosie Mullins - 18:12 - Halifax
2. Elizabeth Primrose - 18:19 - North York
3. Stephanie Summers - 18:55 - Whitby, ON

As part of the STWM, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a great opportunity for Torontonians to get out and be active for a good cause while promoting a healthy and active city. Scotiabank will award $5,000 to the team with the greatest number of runners participating, $5,000 to the charity with the largest number of dollars pledged per runner, and $5,000 to the charity with the largest amount of pledges. It is expected that this year's Scotiabank Charity Challenge will raise over $500,000 for over 40 charities.

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a registered AIMS Marathon, certified by Athletics Canada. For a complete list of race results, please visit

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2004 the Bank provided more than $33 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide Web at IN: FINANCE, HEALTH, MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Alan Brookes, Race Director, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
    Primary Phone: 416-464-7437