[simage=122,200,n,left,]World and Canadian & BC Records were established at the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 10th.
Gwen McFarlan ran a 4:02:27 to establish a W76 world marathon record taking almost 47 minutes off of the old record established 25 years ago. (4:49:08 Anne Clarke (USA) 20 Oct 1985 Chicago IL USA). Gwen holds the W75 World record of 3:57:30 that she set last year in the Vancouver Marathon.
Maurice Tarrant ran a 1:52:06 in the Half Marathon to set a Canadian M80 record. The old CAN record was 1:58 held by BC’s Hugh Clifford in 1986. This was to be Tarrant’s last attempt at running the half Marathon.
Herb Phillips ran a BC M70-74 record in the marathon 3:06:08. Ed Whitlock holds the CAN record.
[simage=124,200,n,left,]1980 female Boston Marathon winner Jacqueline Gareau ran a 1:36:19 to place first in the W55 division of the Half Marathon.