Yihunilign Adane of Ethiopia has emerged as the overall winner of the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
It was the first time the race has been held live in three years, due to COVID-19. Antonina Kwambai of Kenya was the overall women’s winner (2:23:20).
Trevor Hofbaeur was the fastest Canadian for the second year in a row, finishing fifth overall in two hours and 11 minutes. He was also the top Canadian male in his 2017 Toronto Waterfront Marathon debut.
Rory Linkletter of Calgary was the second Canadian, finishing seventh overall (2:13:32), while Mohamed Aagab of Saint Leonard, Que., was eighth overall and the third Canadian (2:15:19).
Malindi Elmore, in her first appearance, was the fastest Canadian woman and fourth overall with a time of 2:25:14.
“2017 was my introduction to the distance and 2019 was all about making the  Olympic team,” Hofbauer, a native of Burnaby, B.C., told Kate Van Buskirk of Canada Running Series.
“[Today] I wanted to go under the 2:09:40 world standard f[or the 2023 championship] but it got challenging toward the end.
“All eyes are on Paris [and the 2024 Olympics]. That’s all I care about.”