Guelph’s Hofbauer claims Canadian title in marathon debut

TORONTO – Trevor Hofbauer of Guelph captured the Canadian men’s marathon championship title Sunday in his marathon debut.

The 25-year-old Guelph resident and member of the Speed River Track and Field Club finished the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon as top Canadian, ninth overall in a time of two hours, 18 minutes and 5.1 seconds.

Philemon Rono of Kenya was the overall winner in 2:06:51.7.

Hofbauer, a 25-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., moved to the Royal City late last year after joining the Speed River club.

Earlier this year, Hofbauer won an eight-kilometre race in Waterloo and 10K events in Grimsby and Toronto.

John Mason of Drumbo and the Speed River club was fourth Canadian, 15th overall, in 2:26:08.6.

Former University of Guelph Gryphons runner Kyle Desormeaux was 47th overall in 2:46:53.2.

Other locals to finish in the top 300 included Jesse Bergman 158th overall in 3:04:54.9, Duncan McTaggart 163rd in 3:06:06.8, Centennial teacher Robin Todd 230th overall and 31st female finisher in 3:11:31.9,

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