Lanni Marchant has qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio after crossing the finish line at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon just nine seconds short of her Canadian record.
The 31-year-old native from London, Ontario completed the marathon in a total of two hours and 28 minutes.
The winner for the women’s race was 19-year-old, Shure Demise of Ethiopia. Her total time was two hours and 23 minutes.
Guelph native Eric Gillis also qualified for the summer games in Rio with a total time of two hours and 11 minutes.
Ishhimael Chemtan of Kenya finished first in the men’s race at two hours and nine minutes.
Rio de Janeiro will host the summer games from August 4th to 22nd in 2016.
— CanadaRunningSeries (@RunCRS) October 18, 2015