Kenya’s Antonina Kwambai took the top honors at the 21st edition of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon held on Sunday (16) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Kwambai who came to this race with a personal best of 2:24.20 that she got last year at the Xiamen Marathon where she finished in fifth, changed the dynamics of the race from being the unknown to known as the race organisers had not even profiled her in their race.
The 30 year-old won her first major marathon in a time of 2:23.22.
Kwambai led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish as she was followed by Ruth Jebitok who crossed the line in second in 2:23.58 with the 2018 winner Gelete Burka who is also the course record holder with a time of 2:22.17 closing the podium three finishes in a time of 2:24.31.
Canadian track and road super star Malindi Elmor and the race defending champion Magdalye Masai finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:25.14 and 2:25.39 respectively.
- Antonina Kwambai (CAN) 2:23.20
- Ruth Chebitok (KEN) 2:23.58
- Geleta Burka (ETH) 2:24.31
- Malindi Elmore (CAN) 2:25.14
- Magdalye Masai (KEN) 2:25.39