8000 Participate in The Mississauga Marathon

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It should be no surprise to hear that the Mississauga Marathon was a runaway success.

The 13th Annual Mississauga Marathon, organized every year by Landmark Sport Group, took place this past weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

Despite the rain and gloomy weather, more than 8,000 people came out to participate in the marathon, according to a Mississauga News article.

"We are ecstatic to see the continued and increased support from our city, participants, sponsors, and spectators year after year," said Elliott Kerr, the Landmark Sport Group's president and race chairman, in a statement to The News.

The Mississauga Marathon was comprised of seven main events, which included the full marathon, half marathon and the 10km run and walk.

The winners of each event are listed on the website's results page. According to the respective SportStats page, Ebisa Ejigu finished the full marathon in first place with a time of 02:25:44 (two hours, 25 minutes, 44 seconds). Megan Kuikman was the top female runner with her time of 02:55:38.

It's great to see how events like these can attract visitors from all over the world. Participants came from as far away as Africa - for example, Ejigu comes from Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.

With a good variety of races, festive atmosphere and elite racers, it's no wonder the marathon is recognized as a qualifier for the world famous Boston Marathon.

To learn more about how the marathon went and see the complete results for each event, check out mississaugamarathon.com.

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