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Kamloops Marathon By The Numbers

  Posted on: July 29, 2014

Kamloops Marathon roundup

The 2014 Kamloops Marathon is in the books and the numbers indicate another successful event with participation up nearly 100 from last year.

In its third year, the event is a fundraiser for TRU’s cross country running program and in addition to assisting with travel costs to and from races, money will help create bursaries for athletes to offset the cost of tuition and books.

Organizers are still determining how much was raised for the program and in the meantime, here is a by-the-numbers snapshot of the July 27 Kamloops Marathon

473 entries

86 in the marathon

196 in the half marathon

127 in the 8km

45 in the 3km

5 marathon relay teams

96 more registrations than last year’s 377


Men’s marathon: Tatsuya Hatachi, 2 hours, 52 minutes, 39 seconds

Women’s marathon: Rika Hatachi, 3:14:53

Men’s half marathon: Ryan Pidhirniak, 1:19:15 (TRU Business student and cross country running team member)

Women’s half marathon: Rachel Lobay, 1:30:59 (TRU 2014 Ambassador’s Entrance Scholarship recipient)

Men’s 8km: Bryce Turner, 29 minutes, 21 seconds

Women’s 8km: Karla Griffin, 36:08

Marathon relay winning team: Thompson Rivers University, 3:37:48 (Kristina Mitchell, Jon Shepard, Christopher Seguin, Michael Benoit)

Fastest Kamloops marathon entries (male) Richard Block, 3:24:41 and (female) Kathryn Kuzemchuk, 4:15:26

2 winners more than running mates: The marathon winners are husband and wife

About 100 volunteers making the event happen and cheering participants on

2 winners of tickets for 2: Patrick Stobie and Barry Hopkins each won airfare for two to Boston courtesy of Air Canada and TRAVELWISE

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Christopher Seguin