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Native new runner beats elites at Vancouver Half Marathon

On Sunday morning at Vancouver Half Marathon, native runner Samantha Jory, who was not on the elite record, shocked the sphere to win the race in 1:18:19, in what was her third-ever half marathon.

Samantha Jory pulls off an upset on the 2022 Vancouver Half Marathon. Photograph: Rob Shaer and Canada Working Sequence

“I’m shocked,” Jory says. “The time was quicker than I anticipated.”

Jory, who paid for the race, beat the 11 elites listed on the beginning record.

Her objective going into the race was to run beneath an hour and 20 minutes. “I ran 1:20:22 on the Oak Bay Half Marathon in Victoria, B.C. in early June, so I knew beneath 1:20 was achievable,” she says.

She credit her self-discipline for her shock efficiency. Jory went out at 1:20 tempo (3:46/km) by means of 10K in 37:44, then unfavorable break up the ultimate half of the race, averaging 3:39 per kilometre.

Jory, 25, started operating in the course of the pandemic when her health club closed down. To at the present time, she trains along with her group of buddies and doesn’t have a coach. This previous Might, she ran her first marathon in 2:50:09 on the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

Victoria-native Jen Millar and Edmonton’s Danielle Theil completed second and third respectively in 1:18:53 and 1:19:15.

Milton, Ont. native Ben Preisner crosses the end line on the Vancouver Half Marathon in first 65:49. Photograph: Rob Shaer and Canada Working Sequence

Canadian Olympic marathoner Ben Preisner received the boys’s race handily in 65:49. Vancouver’s Brendan Wong completed second in 67:23, whereas Mohamed Aagab of New Brunswick was third in 67:38.

Full outcomes from the 2022 Vancouver Half Marathon could be discovered right here.



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