Toronto man wins Manitoba Marathon, local physiotherapist fastest woman

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Rainy weather and slippery roads weren't enough to slow down runners in the 39th annual Manitoba Marathon.

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Rainy weather and slippery roads weren’t enough to slow down runners in the 39th annual Manitoba Marathon.

Marathon runners made their way across the new finish line inside Investors Group Field in 13 C weather with a sky full of clouds and rain coming down.

It was 31-year old physiotherapist Emily Ratzlaff’s first time competing in the women’s full marathon, but you would never have guessed it as she finished with the fastest time for women at 3:14:45.7. Ali Cummings of Sudbury finished second at 3:16:24.8, and Rebecca Cunane of Winnipeg was close behind with a time of 3:16:45.2.

TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Full marathon participant, Murray Carter, carries his two-and-a-half year old daughter, Lucie, as he crosses the finish line.

For the men’s full marathon, it was Teresa Fekensa, originally from Ethiopia before immigrating to Toronto two years ago, who was the first to finish the race. The 35-year old Fekensa won with a time of 2:38:04.8. Jeremy Walker of East St. Paul came in second at 2:39:09.6 and Jeff Sacco of Winnipeg placed third at 2:44:23.2.

Daniel Heschuk of Neepawa, 20, claimed first place in the men’s half marathon with a time of 1:10:11.8. It was the University of Manitoba Bisons track athlete’s fourth time running in the event. Behind Heschuk was Michael Middlemiss of Regina at 1:12:54.7, and Davit Hagos Kidane of Brandon finishing in third with a time of 1:13:35.8.

Former Bisons track athlete Jaclyn Adamson finished first in the women’s half marathon. Adamson won with a time of 1:24:04.9. Finishing in second was Emma Kusch Dahle of Winnipeg at 1:26:21.6, while Winnipgegger Kristjana Britton came in third at 1:26:51:7.

Roughly 7,518 runners competed in the Manitoba Marathon.

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Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press Participants in Sunday's Manitoba Marathon get ready to race in the rain.

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TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Full marathon winner, Teresa Fekensa, posted a time of 2:38:04.8.
TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Full marathon women's winner, Emily Ratzlaff, during the 39th Manitoba Marathon, Sunday.
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