London native Lanni Marchant set a record at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Marchant set a record by competing the race in 2:33.50 — the fastest time at the event for a Canadian woman.
Marchant finished 7th overall, she was making her debut in the event.
In previous years the New York City Marathon hasn’t matched with Marchant’s schedule. She’s often trying to qualify for various events each with their own unique qualifying standards.
Kenya’s Mary Keitany ran away with the race for the third straight year, becoming the first woman to win three in a row in New York since Grete Waltz won five straight in the 1980’s.
The 34-year-old Kenyan defended her title Sunday in an unofficial time of 2:24.26.
Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won the men’s race, finishing with an unofficial time of 2:07.51 in his first time running in New York.
Vancouver’s Rob Watson posted a time of 2:36.48 to finish 68th.
Defending champion Stanley Biwott withdrew at the 10-mile mark with a right calf injury.
(photo courtesy lannimarchant.com/David McColm)