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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 sector to win the race in 1:18:19, in solely her third-ever half-marathon.

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

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

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

Her objective going into the race was to run below 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 below 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 10K in 37:44, then destructive break up the ultimate half of the race, averaging 3:39 per kilometre.

Jory, 25, started operating throughout the pandemic when her fitness center was closed. To this present day, she trains together with her group of buddies and doesn’t have a coach. In 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, in 1:18:53 and 1:19:15, respectively.

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

Canadian Olympic marathoner Ben Preisner received the lads’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 may be discovered right here.



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