Elite Roster


Hear directly from the Elites at the 2020 Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

The Elite Athlete Speaker Series is back this year at the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo! Last year’s speakers included past champions Yuki Kawauchi, Robin Watson, and Yuko Mizuguchi, as well as course record holder Kim Doerksen.

For Elite Athlete photos, please click the images below. For additional photos and interview requests, please email: media@runvan.org


Elite Roster 2020

Featured Athletes

Yuki Kawauchi (JPN)
Yuki Kawauchi - BMO Vancouver Marathon

Photo: Kawauchi / Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

Event: Marathon

Personal Best: 2:08:14 (2013, Seoul)

Career Highlights:

  • BMO Vancouver Marathon Champion & Course Record Holder (2019)
  • Boston Marathon Champion (2018)
  • Most career sub-2:11 marathons: 21 times
  • Most career sub-2:20 marathons: 94 times

To hug Yuko at the finish gate after my victory, I was very happy at that time. In 2020, I look forward to chasing rivals for breaking the course record.” – Kawauchi

Yuko Mizuguchi (JPN)
Yuko Mizuguchi

Photo: Mizuguchi / Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Event: Marathon

Personal Best: 2:31:39 (2014, Nagoya)

Career Highlights:

  • BMO Vancouver Marathon Champion (2019)
  • Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon, Top 10 Finisher (2019)
  • Sapporo Hokkaido Marathon, 4th (2017)
Dayna Pidhoresky (CAN)
Dayna-Pidhoresky

Photo: Pidhoresky / Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Event: Half Marathon

Personal Best: 1:11:46 (2011, Niagara Falls)

Career Highlights:

  • BMO Vancouver Half Marathon Champion (2019)
  • Canadian Marathon Champion (2019)
  • 4x Around the Bay 30K Champion (2018, 2017, 2015, 2011)

I feel very lucky to currently live and train in Vancouver. Having access to so many well organized local races really makes planning my season easy.” – Pidhoresky

Haron Kiptoo Sirma (KEN)
Haron Kiptoo Sirma

Photo: Sirma / Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Event: Half Marathon

Personal Best: 1:03:47 (2019, Vancouver)

Career Highlights:

  • BMO Vancouver Half Marathon Champion (2019)
  • 2x Times Colonist 10K Champion (2019, 2018)
  • Around the Bay 30K Champion (2018)


Marathon

Full line-up coming soon

Line-up subject to change.

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