It was an inauspicious arrival in Toronto for newly-crowned TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon champion Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi, who misplaced a day of journey after a missed flight, then needed to cope with a 4:30 a.m. fireplace alarm within the elite resort, however none of that appeared to faze the 27-year-old Kenyan, profitable in a decisive method at Sunday’s marathon in a private greatest time of two:09:20.
Adugna Takele Bikila of Ethiopia, who was the top-seeded runner, completed second, in 2:10:26, with Alfred Kipchirchir Mukche of Kenya ending third in 2:10:56.
Elvis Kipchoge 🇰🇪 is your 2023 @TOwaterfront42k CHAMPION 🥇
— Canadian Working (@CanadianRunning) October 15, 2023
From early within the race, the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon was a duel between Cheboi and Kipchirchir, cruising alongside the course of their contrasting darkish (Cheboi) and light-weight (Kipchirchir) singlets, till the hairpin turnaround within the east-end Seashore neighbourhood, when Cheboi surged forward and by no means seemed again.
This was solely Cheboi’s second marathon, having debuted on the Vienna Marathon earlier this yr, the place he completed seventh in 2:10:21.
“For me, profitable Toronto is a large achievement,” stated Cheboi on his consequence. “I’m very glad I improved on my time (from Vienna) immediately.”
High 10 males
- Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi KEN 2:09:20
- Adugna Takele Bikila ETH 2:10:26
- Alfred Kipchirchir Mukche KEN 2:10:56
- Yohans Mekasha ETH 2:13:47
- Jesus Eduardo Aggi Bencomo MEX 2:13:55
- Thomas Broatch CAN 2:16:25
- Orlando Casillas Velazquez MEX 2:18:11
- Benjamin Raymond CAN 2:20:15
- Sergio Ráez Villanueva CAN 2:20:48
- Alejandro Sanchez Viveros MEX 2:21:13
Broatch wins Canadian males’s title in debut
Thomas Broatch of Vancouver took the Canadian males’s title in marathon debut in 2:16:25. Broatch ran alone for many of the race, having surged forward of Sergio Ráez Villanueva at midway, with whom he had traded the lead for the primary half of the race. Broatch is coming off a win on the Vancouver Eastside 10K, the place he beat three-time Toronto champion and former Canadian Marathon Champion Trevor Hofbauer, who didn’t race on Sunday. Benjamin Raymond completed because the second Canadian man, in 2:20:15, with Ráez Villanueva rounding out the Canadian podium, ending in 2:20:48, bettering on his fourth-place end in 2022.
Josh Cassidy lowers course report in wheelchair race
For the second yr in a row, Canadian Josh Cassidy gained the boys’s wheelchair race, taking down his personal course report by greater than a minute and crossing the road in 1:38:14 (unofficial). Cassidy is a former world report holder; this was his third marathon in 4 weeks.