BMO Vancouver Marathon 2018 in the News


Post-race

BMO Marathon sees record-setting crowd, finish-line proposal, CTV News Vancouver
The annual BMO Vancouver Marathon broke records before it even began on Sunday. With 17,000 runners signed up, this year’s event was the highest attended since it started 46 years ago.

‘I needed this’: Runner who had tumour wasn’t sure he’d live to see 2018 marathon, CTV News Vancouver
The BMO Vancouver Marathon drew a record number of runners this year, including one who wasn’t sure he’d live to see the race. A year ago, Jeff Chan was diagnosed with a brain tumour.


Rob Watson podcast, Rob Watson
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Canadians excel at BMO Vancouver Marathon, which attracts runners from 65 countries, Georgia Straight
Canadian men took the top five spots in this year’s men’s BMO Vancouver Marathon, with local runner Robin Watson crossing the finish line first in a time of 2:27:38. In the past, he’s run 10 sub 2:20 marathons and his personal best is 2:13.

Robin Watson wins BMO Vancouver Marathon, Vancouver Sun
Robin Watson led a Canadian sweep of the top five spots in the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday, winning the event for the first time in two hours, 27 minutes and 38 seconds. Watson, who won the half marathon title at the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon, is originally from London, Ont., but now calls Vancouver home.

Watson wins 2018 BMO Vancouver Marathon, Canadian Running Magazine
Vancouver’s Rob Watson adds to his impressive marathon record with today’s win. Robin Watson of Vancouver won the BMO Vancouver Marathon today. The fastest Canadian in the field, Watson won in 2:27:38.

BMO Vancouver Marathon marks record year, News 1130
Thousands of people stomped the pavement Sunday morning as part of Vancouver’s biggest road race. This year marks a record year for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, with 17,000 people taking part from around the world.

Thousands take part in this year’s BMO Marathon, Global News BC
17,000 runners from 60 countries all aiming to make it to the finish line. But one runner also had love on his mind after finishing the full 42 kilometres.

Canada’s Wodak wins 2018 BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon, Canadian Running Magazine
Another win for defending champion from Surrey, BC. Defending champion Natasha Wodak pulled off another win at the BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon today

Vancouver Airbnb hosts earned more than $1.2 million during marathon weekend, Vancouver Sun and Global BC
Airbnb hosts raked in about $1.2 million while hosting more than 9,000 guests this past weekend when thousands flocked to town for the Vancouver Marathon.


Pre-race

Roads, seawall to be closed Sunday for 2018 BMO Vancouver Marathon, CBC News Vancouver
Organizers behind the BMO Vancouver Marathon say the event has a new all-time record for participation. Over the weekend, more than 17,000 runners will toe the start line in one of the five races the event now offers.

Vancouver teenager enjoys great success running marathons, Global News BC
18 Year Old Eero Gaffney has already broken the 3 hour barrier , after just starting to run marathons 2 years ago. Barry Deley reports.

BMO Vancouver Marathon returns to the city’s streets this weekend, Daily Hive Vancouver
Runners from around the world will descend on Vancouver this weekend for the city’s only marathon – and a whole host of extra activities – during the BMO Vancouver Marathon. The marathon, which started in 1972 with just 32 finishers, has grown into an internationally recognized marathon weekend offering races for everyone.

Three of the inspiring charities partnered with Sunday’s BMO Vancouver Marathon, Canadian Running Magazine
There are so many great reasons to run and fundraise at the Vancouver Marathon. Here are three of this year’s great charity partners.

Five Things to Know: BMO Vancouver Marathon, Vancouver Sun
The BMO Vancouver Marathon runs this Sunday, May 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m at Queen Elizabeth Park. With $40,000 in prize money up for grabs, the road race, one of Vancouver’s signature events, will attract some of the top distance runners from around the world.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Preview, Canadian Running Magazine
Wodak and Kangogo among top Canadians to lineup Sunday morning. The BMO Vancouver Marathon is this weekend. With one of the most beautiful courses in the world, this event gathers roughly 16,000 people.

13 Top Marathons Worth Traveling For, Forbes Magazine
From a famed course in Boston to a breathtaking scene in Rome, this roster of races will have you fit for all of 2018. And because they take place in some phenomenal destinations, you have the added excuse for a vacation, thus earning yourself a gold medal in multi-tasking


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