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June 01, 2014 17:11 ET

Record-Breaking 50th Year for Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

New Times Set and Record-Breaking $1,150,000 Raised for Charities Through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - June 01, 2014) - New race times were set in an exciting finish to the 50th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon today, as two elite runners broke course records. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, more than 15,000 runners ran through scenic Calgary neighbourhoods and raised a record-breaking $1,150,000 at press time for 91 charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Elite runner Kip Kangogo from Lethbridge, Alberta won the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon with a course record of 2:19:47, beating the old record by three minutes and 1 second. Gela Hailu from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia finished second with a time of 2:19:58. Daniel KipKoech from Lethbridge, Alberta came in third with a time of 2:20:06. Emily Chepkorir of Halifax, Nova Scotia also set a course record of 2:46:21 in the marathon for the women's category, beating the old record by five minutes and 15 seconds. Maria Zambrano from Calgary, Alberta finished second with a time of 2:52:45. Nadine Mueller of Canmore, Alberta rounded out the top three with a time of 3:00:01.

"What a great way to celebrate the 50th year of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon than with an exciting race -- both for the runners and for the city of Calgary," said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, Executive Director, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. "The community of Calgary really came together today through the sport of running and by giving back to the community through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge."

The 91 charities registered in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge raised an incredible sum of $1,150,000 as of press time, surpassing its $1,100,000 target. This outstanding achievement exceeds last year's total of $1,027,000 raised for 76 community charities.

"Once again, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon was a tremendous success thanks to amazing support from the entire community, proving that in its 50th year, the event continues to get bigger and better every year," said Laurie Stang, Scotiabank's Senior Vice-President for the Prairie Region. "Scotiabank is proud of the runners, volunteers and spectators who came together in celebration of community spirit and athleticism, raising an incredible $1,150,000 for local charities."

Race Day Results:
Wild Rose
Calgary 50k Ultra

Ultra Marathon Male

  1. Justin Kurek, Calgary, Alberta 3:07:52
  2. Adam Campbell, Calgary, Alberta 3:08:52
  3. Blaine Penny, Calgary, Alberta 3:22:38

Ultra Marathon Female

  1. Beverly Anderson, Red Bluff, California 3:44:37
  2. Jessica Mueller, Calgary, Alberta 3:50:16
  3. Nadia Fry, Invermere, British Columbia 3:50:35

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Marathon Male

  1. Kip Kangogo, Lethbridge, Alberta 2:19:47
  2. Gela Hailu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2:19:58
  3. Danniel KipKoech, Lethbridge, Alberta 2:20:06

Marathon Female

  1. Emily Chepkorir, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2:46:21
  2. Maria Zmbrano, Calgary, Alberta 2:52:45
  3. Nadine Mueller, Canmore, Alberta 3:00:01

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon

Half Marathon Male:

  1. Dancan Kasia, Etobicoke, Ontario 1:09:42
  2. Francois LeBoeuf, Edmonton, Alberta 1:11:48
  3. Frank Woolstencroft, Edmonton, Alberta 1:12:58 

Half Marathon Female:

  1. Lanni Marchant, London, Ontario 1:15:55
  2. Jess Draskau-Patersson, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1:17:51
  3. Grace Kary, London, Ontario 1:20:46 

JUGO JUICE 10K

10K Male

  1. Solomon Rotich, Kenya 31:09
  2. Willy Kimosop, Kenya 31:32
  3. Derek Nakluski -- Kitchener, Ontario 31:35 

10K Female

  1. Jessica O'Conell, Calgary, Alberta 34:30
  2. Lisa Harvey, Calgary, Alberta 37:34
  3. Meaghan McCollum, Calgary, Alberta 37:52 

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

To see a list of charities involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, click here.

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon:
Canada's Oldest Marathon Turns 50 June 1, 2014
Voted the 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009 & 2008 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for runners and walkers of any level. This umbrella event includes the Scotiabank Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, Jugo Juice 10K, AstraZeneca 5K Walk and Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. In 2014, The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is celebrating 50 years running and some 15,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the event and $1 million is expected to be raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, supporting 91 charities. For more information about the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, visit calgarymarathon.com.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at scotiabank.com.

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