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Marathon Profile: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Wednesday means it is time for another marathon profile. Since I was just interviewed by the Globe and Mail for an article profiling people who run marathons that will be published in the lead up to the event I decided to profile the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

This year the marathon will take place a little later than it has in recent years which is probably a good thing as anyone who is familiar with Toronto knows that it can still be hot and humid in late September, not exactly ideal weather for a marathon.

Obviously, as the name implies, this marathon is run along the waterfront in Toronto and if you are familiar with Toronto than you are well aware that it is a flat and potentially fast spot to run a marathon.

I have not run this marathon before but would certainly consider it if it stays in October and because I have not been to Toronto in several years. Unfortunately it seems like not everyone is a fan of marathons in Toronto and it seems like the detractors are more vocal than they are in other Canadian cities. Hopefully that attitude will change and people will realize the benefits events like this bring to the city.

As always, if you are interested in more information on this race you can read some race reviews here.

Finally, if you are looking for some inspiration to keep you running, this year there will be an attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the oldest marathoner. How’s that for inspiration?

Have you run this marathon before or are you planning to run it?