Manitoba Marathon 2022 cancelled midway

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The Manitoba Marathon 2022 pulled the plug on this year’s race midway through the event.

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The Manitoba Marathon 2022 pulled the plug on this year’s race midway through the event.

Runners were pulled off the course by officials who said the race was stopped owing to the heat.

“The lives on the course and the runners on the course are our first priority,” said race director Rachel Munday. “We’ve all trained for this for months and we’ve been planning it for a very long time and keeping people safe is the most important thing.”

ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Runners depart from the start line at the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday morning. Concerns for the safety of participants, amid rising temperatures, forced organizers to halt the competition later in the morning.

Many runners remained on the course, despite the official stop, meaning they were continuing at their own risk.

There were around 6,000 participants across all events this year, double the total from last September.

Here are some of the pictures from the marathon.

ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The Manitoba Marathon had to be stopped just 75 minutes after it started, owing to the sweltering conditions.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSThe Manitoba Marathon starts on University Crescent in Winnipeg on Sunday.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The Manitoba Marathon starts on University Crescent in Winnipeg on Sunday.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Empty water cups and sponges litter the shoulder of Pembina highway as runners make their towards the University of Manitoba in the heat during the Manitoba Marathon Sunday morning. The race was officially stopped because of heat concerns, but many runners continued on with the race.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Runners are sprayed with water as the temperature rises during the Manitoba Marathon Sunday morning.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manitoba Marathon half-marathon runners make their way across the Elm Park bridge Sunday.
JESSICA LEE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Runners participate in the Manitoba Marathon during the last few kilometres Pembina Highway.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manitoba Marathon runners make their towards the University of Manitoba in the heat as empty water cups and sponges litter the ground Sunday morning.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Runners makes their way down Jubilee Avenue during the Manitoba Marathon Sunday morning.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manitoba Marathon half-marathon runners make their way across the Elm Park bridge Sunday.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Sophie Beauchamp cheers on participants in Sunday morning’s Manitoba Marathon with a hand made sign as they make their way past the Bridge Drive-In.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A runner makes their way down Jubilee Avenue during the Manitoba Marathon Sunday morning.
MIKE SUDOMA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A runner makes their way down Jubilee Avenue during the Manitoba Marathon Sunday.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The Manitoba Marathon's wheelchair race starts on University Crescent on Sunday.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Family and friends of runners sit in the stands of IG Stadium to cheer on runners as they come across the finish line.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Officials take measurements of runners shoes after finishing the half marathon.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Runners cool down and stretch in the rest zone after finishing in the marathon.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Runners relax after finishing the marathon.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Volunteers do a teardown at IG Field after the marathon was cancelled 57 minutes after it started.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Volunteers remove pylons during the teardown at IG Field.
ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Participants and volunteers wait for runners who opted to finish the marathon despite the cancellation.
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