2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon “In News”

Vancouver, BC – May 7, 2015

Here’s a quick look back at some of the media coverage from last Sunday’s event. Take a peak and please ‘Like’ and share individual stories. We appreciate the support of all media contributors. Links below are from CTV, Global TV, City TV, The Province and Vancouver Sun, Canadian Running Magazine, Get Out There Magazine, VanCity Buzz, Vancouver Is Awesome, the Vancouver Courier, Georgia Straight, CBC and others.


Thousands turn out for annual Vancouver Marathon
Tens of thousands of marathon and half-marathon runners and spectators took to the streets under cloudless skies for the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday.

Thousands take to the streets for 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon
Global TV
Kenya’s Luka Chelimo won the men’s category of the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon with a time of 2 hours 18 minutes and 37 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Daniel Kipkoech, also of Kenya, by just 12 seconds.

Firefighter Stephen Sanderson runs marathon in gear for a good cause
Global TV
More than 18,000 people took over the streets of Vancouver last weekend for the 44th annual BMO Marathon. Lots of runners dressed up for the event but there was on person in particular who stood out in the crowd.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Draws Thousands
Thousands of people took to the streets to take part in city’s annual BMO Vancouver Marathon yesterday, conditions were ‘picture perfect’.



Thousands bank on Vancouver marathon finish in ‘perfect’ weather conditions
The Province
The 44th BMO Vancouver Marathon was held on a sunny Sunday in Vancouver.

Video: BMO Vancouver Marathon
The Province
A look at the finish line and some of the competitors in the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

Kenyan Luka Chelimo wins BMO Vancouver Marathon
Vancouver Sun
Five-time Canadian marathon champion Lioudmila Kortchaguina takes women’s title.

Photos: Smiles and sweet success at the BMO Vancouver Marathon
Vancouver Sun
A few images posted to Instagram on Sunday following the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 8KM races.

Scenes from the 2015 Vancouver Marathon
Canadian Running Magazine
The Vancouver Marathon is one of Canada’s incredibly popular events. Runner and spectators alike really bring the spirit to the streets of Vancouver.

Ellie Greenwood places third in Vancouver, was aiming for hard training run
Canadian Running Magazine
When Vancouver runner Ellie Greenwood arrived at the start of yesterday’s Vancouver Marathon, she did not expect a third place finish.

Canadians claim two championship titles at the 44th BMO Vancouver Marathon 2015
VanCity Buzz
The beautiful weather wasn’t the only thing Vancouverites were excited about at the 44th BMO Vancouver Marathon; Canadian pride was at all all-time high…

29 photos from the BMO Vancouver Marathon 2015
VanCity Buzz
The BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM Race took place in Vancouver Sunday morning with thousands of runners taking over the city streets.

Watson ‘defends’ Vancouver’s streets, wins BMO Half-Marathon
Vancouver Courier
Jane Murage wins gold as fastest woman.

Vancouver marathon relay foursome grows to five after racer takes wrong turn
Vancouver Courier
Inaugural relay allows teams to complete marathon distance.

Luka Chelimo and Lioudmila Kortchaguina win 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon
Georgia Straight
The streets of Vancouver were filled with number-wearing runners on Sunday morning (May 3) for the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon.

BMO Vancouver Marathon marriage proposal leads to tears and applause
Small crowd gathers to applaud the sweaty couple at the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

44th annual BMO Vancouver Marathon kicks off
Three great photos of runners taking part in the annual BMO Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver, Canada, May 3.

Don’t forget about this.
Vancouver Is Awesome
FREE BEER for every single person who runs the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon.

Race Week Previews

BMO Vancouver Marathon Race Day Forecast
CTV News
Here’s a look at your forecast for Sunday, for the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

Marathoner Kip Kangogo looks to continue success on Vancouver’s friendly streets
The Vancouver Sun
His solitary training runs are mostly done on the grass-swept coulees around his Lethbridge, Alta., home. But Kenya-born Kip Kangogo has consistently found racing success on the streets of Vancouver.

Sunny weekend predicted for Vancouver, many road closures expected for marathon
The Vancouver Sun
Runners and spectators taking part in the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday are in for a treat.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo on today
The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver may seem busier than usual today, as thousands of runners and spectators take in the BMO Vancouver Marathon Health, Sports and Lifestyle Expo at the Convention Centre ahead of the marathon Sunday.

BMO Vancouver Marathon returns with new races and familiar faces for 2015
Georgia Straight
An estimated 15,000 runners are set to make their way to Queen Elizabeth Park this Sunday to participate in the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon.

Expect road closures for 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon
Get ready to race, cheer or avoid driving.

Man running Vancouver Marathon in full firefighter gear for charity
VanCity Buzz
As if running 42 kilometres is not grueling enough, one North Vancouver man is vowing to run next weekend’s BMO Vancouver Marathon with full firefighter gear – an extra 45 pounds on his body.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures, Route
Miss 604
It’s marathon weekend in Vancouver with a free expo at the convention centre gearing up for run day on Sunday, May 3, 2015 followed by a finish line street festival downtown.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Elite News
Get Out There Magazine
The BMO Vancouver Marathon has drawn an impressive local and international elite roster.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Stories
Get Out There Magazine
For 44 years, more than 200,000 runners have participated in Vancouver Marathon events!

By the Numbers: The BMO Vancouver Marathon grows up
The Province
Some facts and figures about the race that began with just 52 runners and has ballooned into one of the big marathons in North America.


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