Kenyans shatter Blue Nose Marathon records as Halifax race draws thousands

Metro Halifax
Published on May 18, 2014

Thousands of people gav’er on Sunday for the 11th annual Blue Nose Marathon.

All told, about 16,000 people were expected to take part in the two-day event, which was highlighted Sunday with the 42.2-kilometre marathon and the 21.1-kilometre half marathon.

The 10-kilometre run was also held on Sunday. On Saturday, there were races in the five, four and two-kilometre distances.

A man and woman, both from Kenya, captured this year’s marathon titles, and actually crossed the finishing line one-two.

Philip Kiplagat Biwott won the men’s race in a record-breaking time of 2:27.10. The old record of 2:28:52 has been set by Halifax’s Greg Wieczorek in 2011.

Sarah Jebet of Kenya followed in a time of 2:36:54 to become the first woman to ever finish in under three hours.