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Kenyan Laban Moiben Sets Ottawa Marathon Event Record

Kenyan Laban Moiben sets
new Ottawa Marathon event record

Réjean Chiasson and Lisa
Avery top Canadian finishers

May
27 ‰ÛÒ OTTAWA ‰ÛÒ Twenty-eight-year old Kenyan Laban Moiben today broke the Ottawa
Marathon event record in a time of 2:09:12, shaving 19 seconds off the previous
time set in 2009.

Moiben
returned to Ottawa today to defend his 2011 title time of 2:10:17. In 2010, he
placed second with 2:09:43.

For
most of the 42.2K distance, elite racers ran in a tight pack under slightly
overcast skies and cool temperatures ‰ÛÒ ideal conditions for runners. In the
last leg, three Kenyans pulled ahead to claim top spots. Julius Karinga, 32,
finished in 2:09:13, and Vincent Kiplagat pulled in third at 2:11:04.

Two
Ethiopian women were the first to cross the finish line. Yeshi Esayias, 26, and
Biruktrawit Degefa, 21, finished in 2:28:45 and 2:33:12 respectively. Third to
finish was 30-year-old Ruth Wanjiru of Kenya. In 2011, Degefa placed second
with a time of 2:33:14

Winners
of the Canadian National Championships were Toronto-based 28-year-old Rejean
Chiasson with a finish of 2:19:54 and Lisa Avery, 35, of Orillia, in a time of 2:42:52.
Avery‰Ûªs finish is a strong personal best.

Winner
of the wheelchair marathon race was Michel Filteau of St-Jean Baptiste, Quebec,
who finished in 1:37:16.

Top 10 men

 

1.    
 

2:09:12

Laban Moiben

Kenya

2.    
 

2:09:13

Julius Karinga

Kenya

3.    
 

2:11:04

Vincent Kiplagat

Kenya

4.    
 

2:11:17

Abdelkrim Boubker

Morocco

5.    
 

2:11:59

Daniel Rono

Kenya

6.    
 

2:15:10

Dereje Abera

Ethiopia

7.    
 

2:15:45

Gebreslassie Reda

Ethiopia

8.    
 

2:17:06

Jeremias Saloj

Guatemala

9.    
 

2:17:22

Negari Terfa

Ethiopia

10.   

2:18:35

Moses Kigen

Kenya

Top 10 women

 

1.    
 

2:28:45

Yeshi Esayias

Ethiopia

2.    
 

2:33:12

Biruktawit Degefa

Ethiopia

3.    
 

2:33:16

Ruth Wanjiru

Kenya

4.    
 

2:36:05

Malika Benlafkir

Morocco

5.    
 

2:42:38

Gladys Asiba

Kenya

6.    
 

2:42:52

Lisa Avery

Canada

7.    
 

2:47:42

Josiane Aboungono

Canada

8.    
 

2:49:57

Myriam Grenon

Canada

9.    
 

2:51:02

Jemena Misayauri

Peru

10.   

2:53:24

Maryse Nault

Canada

About
the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race
Weekend

The 2012 edition of the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed close to 42,000 participants in seven races,
including the marathon, the half-marathon, the 10K, 5K, family 2K and Y Kids
marathon. The Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K are both designated Silver Label
IAAF events by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Run
Ottawa, the organization behind the Ottawa Race Weekend, is run by a volunteer
Board of Directors, and is dedicated to promoting the sport of running and
enhancing the health and well-being of our community by organizing distinctive
world-class and local races, and managing an active, membership-based running
club.

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