Ottawa, April 24, 2018 - The 2018 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is shaping up to be an interesting race with course record holders Yemane Tsegay and Tigist Tufa, both of Ethiopia, returning to Ottawa on May 27, 2018 to defend their records.
Tufa who set the course record of 2:24:31 in 2014 went on to win the 2015 London Marathon to end four years of Kenyan domination.
Tsegay's 2014 course record of 2:06:54 also broke the Canadian soil record that year. He came in 2nd at the 2015 Boston Marathon the following April.
We look forward to seeing what 2018 brings for these two formidable competitors.
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About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
The 2017 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed more than to 43,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half Marathon, the Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the Ottawa 2K and Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon. Runners raised $826,175 for 64 local and national charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is one of only two running events in the world to host two IAAF Gold Label races: the Ottawa 10K and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. The 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place on May 26-27, 2018.
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