2022 Royal Victoria Marathon an unexpectedly heated success

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Greater than 7,650 runners took to the streets of lovely Victoria, B.C. on Sunday for the forty first Royal Victoria Marathon (RVM). Unseasonably heat climate greeted runners tackling distances of 8K, the half marathon, and the marathon, together with greater than 500 youth taking part within the Thrifty Meals Youngsters Run.

Marathon distance outcomes

Ethiopia’s Teferi Kebede Balcha (who now trains in Victoria) took a dominant win in 2:25:26. He was over three minutes forward of second-place, North Van.’s Aidan Anderson, who ran 2:29:55. Victoria’s Jonathan Walker completed third, in 2:33:46. Balcha, who was additionally high grasp’s athlete, trains with the Prairie Inn Harriers (alongside half marathon winner Andrew Russell).

Teferi Kebede Balcha winning RVM 2022
Photograph: RVM

Within the ladies’s race, Vancouver’s Rozlyn Boutin took the win in 2:46:49, adopted by Kat Drew in 2:49:26, and 2019 defending champion, Andrea Lee, in 2:51:04. Megan Lyle from Seattle was the highest feminine grasp in 3:08:42, and tenth place.

“It was sizzling and I’d have most well-liked cooler temperatures however I used to be happy with my outcome,” Boutin mentioned. “Andrea was within the lead till midway, then I used to be in a position to cross her.” Drew then closed the hole between her and Lee to safe second place.

Rozlyn Boutin wins RVM 2022
Rozlyn Boutin gained the marathon Photograph: RVM

Half marathon

Males’s outcomes
 Andrew Russel 1:11:10 (high grasp)
Greg Ord 1:11:56
Jeff Vogt 1:13:10

Girls’s outcomes
Sally Crowther 1:16:4
Jen Millar 1:19:06 (high grasp)
Christine Bant  1:20:49

Sally Crowther, half marathon winner RVM 2022
Photograph: RVM

8K outcomes

Males’s outcomes
Thomas Broatch 23:42
Christian Gravel 24:37
Jonathan Toombs 24:42
Prime grasp: Nicolas Bradley 30:39

Girls’s outcomes
Courtney Brohart 27:41,
Kate Present 27:59
Katrina Allison 28:19
Prime grasp: Jenny Bulk 30:13

Thomas Broatch wins RVM 8K 2022
Thomas Broatch wins 8K Photograph: RVM

Two new age group course information had been set on Sunday, with Kim Gagliano working 3:23:10 within the marathon W60-64 class to take three minutes off the earlier report of three:26:46, set in  2017. Within the 8K, Charli Mlotshwa ran 25:55 within the M13-15 class, smashing the outdated report of 27:08 from 1996.

Together with the in-person races, the RVM began a digital sequence of occasions in 2021, dubbed the Royal Flush Digital Race Sequence. Digital race choices had been additionally supplied in 2022.

For full outcomes from the 2022 Royal Victoria Marathon, head right here.


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