On a moist Sunday morning at Vancouver’s First Half, Canadian triathlete Jeremy Briand shocked the sphere as the highest finisher of the half marathon. Briand of Sainte-Julie, Que., beat a subject of high Canadian expertise and up-and-coming distance stars in 64:27.
— First Half (@VanFirstHalf) February 11, 2024
The boys’s half marathon got here right down to the wire with Briand edging out U Sports activities XC medallist Andrew Davies and a couple of:14-marathoner Lee Wesselius by 10 seconds. Canadian Olympic marathoner Trevor Hofbauer completed fourth in 64:49.
In recent times, Briand has been certainly one of Canada’s high triathletes, representing Canada on the World Triathlon degree. Throughout his undergrad, the 28-year-old was a middle-distance runner with McGill College’s monitor and subject program. After graduating, Briand started his triathlon profession and rapidly made his mark by successful Canadian tri nationals in 2019.
Briand’s successful time was 28 seconds shy of his private finest he ran earlier this 12 months on the 2024 Houston Marathon, the place he was twenty fifth in 63:59.
Yemane Mulugeta of Surrey, B.C., who crossed the road in seventh place in 66:43, set a brand new Canadian U23 half marathon file. The 19-year-old has a really promising profession forward of him and is certainly one of Canada’s high up-and-coming distance working abilities.
Malindi Elmore wins her first Vancouver First Half title
Days after receiving an early nomination to her third Canadian Olympic crew, Malindi Elmore threw down a formidable efficiency to win the ladies’s race on the Vancouver First Half. Elmore crossed the end line in 1:11:57, coming in practically two minutes forward of Samantha Jory of Vancouver (1:13:34). Kate Bazeley of St. John’s crossed the road for third in 1:14:41.
Generally working marathon tempo for a half is difficult! First race in 2024 on a moist, chilly and windy day. Due to the vollies and organizers!! Onward to subsequent Boston marathon coaching block. https://t.co/McxYPOJYQO
— Malindi Elmore 🥑 (she/her) (@MalindiElmore) February 11, 2024
This was the primary time Elmore had received the Vancouver First Half, beforehand ending second to Natasha Wodak in 2022 in 1:11:58. Each Elmore’s occasions rank inside the high 5 performances within the historical past of the race. The Kelowna native is at present gearing up for the 2024 Boston Marathon on April 15, which she’s going to run in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.