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May 29, 2016 16:35 ET

Over $750,000 Raised at 2016 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Local Woman Wins Women's Event

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 29, 2016) - Over 10,000 people took part in the 52nd annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, raising more than $750,000 for 85 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Jonathan Kipchirchir from Kenya won the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon with a time of 2:21:55. Andrea Glover of Alberta won the women's event with a time of 3:02:14.

"The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is healthy competition at its best. It is where people of all ages and abilities come together to push their perceived limits and achieve greatness, where ordinary folk run the same race and cross the same finish line as the best runners in the country and some of the fastest in the world," said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, Executive Director, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. "This event celebrates community, charitable giving and the spirit of Calgary and we are proud of what the 10,000 runners achieved today after months of sacrifice and training."

Today's race also included some inspiring highlights. Albertan Chris Koch, born with no arms or legs, finished the marathon on a longboard at 4:23:12. Noel Darcy made an attempt to break the current Guiness World Record for the fastest marathon in firefighter gear. And if that wasn't enough, they raised funds for Inn From the Cold and Muscular Dystrophy respectively, through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

"We would like to congratulate all of the runners in the 2016 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, especially those who dedicated their run to one of the local charities associated with the Scotiabank Charity Challenge," said Laurie Stang, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region at Scotiabank. "With the support of the Calgary community, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge reached a fundraising total of $750,000 and counting, for 85 charities."

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is well established across the country at six Scotiabank-sponsored marathon events including Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. "Since its inception in 2003, runners have raised over $46 million for community charities. Today's event has taken us closer to reaching the $50 million fundraising milestone nationally," said Mr. Stang.

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising program that provides a simple way for runners in these races to support local causes that make a significant impact on Canadian communities. Participating charities keep 100% of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all transaction and credit card fees.

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Results:

Full Marathon Male

1. Jonathan Kipchirchir - Eldoret, Kenya 2:21:55

2. Gelaw Siraw - Ethiopia 2:25:07

3. Mohamed Oumaarir - Guelmim, Morocco 2:27:46

Full Marathon Female

1. Andrea Glover - Nanton, AB 3:02:14

2. Tara Risling - Cochrane, AB 3:09:24

3. Isha Sharif - Calgary, AB 3:20:53

National 21.1K Championship Results

National 21.1K Championship Male

1. Thomas Toth - Plaistow, NH 1:07:27

2. Sami Jibril - Toronto, ON 1:08:06

3. Terence Attema - Abbotsford, BC 1:08:42

National 21.1K Championship Female

1. Emily Setlack - Cold Lake, AB 1:15:45

2. Krista Duchene - Brantford, ON 1:16:35

3. Maria Zambrano - Calgary, AB 1:18:42

10K Results

10K Male

1. Daniel Kipkoech - Lethbridge, AB 30:32

2. Pius Korir - Surrey, BC 30:53

3. Leonard Yegen - Nairobi, Kenya 31:08

10K Female

1. Jessica O'Connell - Calgary, AB 35:27

2. Claire Sumner - Calgary, AB 36:44

3. Alecia Kallos - Edmonton, AB 36:57

50K Results

50K Male

1. Jacob Puzey - Canmore, AB 3:06:21

2. Calum Neff - Katy, TX 3:08:58

3. Eric Reyes - Calgary, AB 3:16:58

50K Female

1. Jessica Mueller - Calgary, AB 3:55:18

2. Adriana Wild - Calgary, AB 4:03:00

3. Debbie Reed - Calgary, AB 4:05:42

To see a list of charities involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit http://www.calgarymarathon.com/charity-challenge.html?lang=EN

For more highlights and complete race results, please visit: calgarymarathon.com/results.html

Twitter Hashtag: #RunCalgary and #runScotia

About Scotiabank

Through our global community investment strategy, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2015, Scotiabank contributed $67 million to help our communities around the world.

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About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

A race for every age and ability, Alberta's Best Road Race 4 years in a row includes the 50K Ultra, Scotiabank 42.2K, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, the Jugo Juice 10K, the Goodlife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. The largest race on the prairies has the largest high performance purse west of Toronto and attracts elite athletes from coast to coast as well as internationally. The event brings in $7 million annually to the local economy and gives back through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, scholarship programming and the Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge.

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