GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

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GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
Date October
Location Victoria, Canada
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1980
Official site Victoria Marathon

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, formerly known as the Royal Victoria Marathon or RVM, is a marathon race held on Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada every October. It was first held in 1980 and was started by Robin Pearson, Alex Marshall and Bruce "Gunner" Shaw. The three were all marathoners and founding members of the Pairie Inn Harriers. One day all their ideas coalesced in a commitment to start a marathon in Victoria, while drinking beer at the Prairie Inn. An apt beginning.

In 2006, the full marathon saw 1863 participants. The event also features a half marathon, 8K and 1.2K kids run and attracts nearly 10,000 competitors annually in all races. The full marathon is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier.

Two course records were set at the 2011 edition of the race: Thomas Omwenga ran a men's record of 2:14:33 hours and Lucy Njeri Muhami improved the women's record to 2:37:56 hours. Canada's Cindy Rhodes is the most successful athlete historically at the race, having won six times between 1991 and 2000. Kelvin Broad is a five-time winner, having taken consecutive wins from 1994 to 1998. Thomas Howard, Phil Nicholls, Steve Osaduik and Suzanne Evans have each won the Victoria Marathon on three separate occasions.[1]


Edition Year Men's Winner Time (h:m:s) Women's Winner Time (h:m:s)
28th 2007  Steve Osaduik (CAN) 2:20:14  Suzanne Evans (CAN) 2:45:38
29th 2008  Steve Osaduik (CAN) 2:25:31  Cheryl Murphy (CAN) 2:43:00
30th 2009  Hillary Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:19:26  Cheryl Murphy (CAN) 2:44:01
31st 2010  Phillip Samoei (KEN) 2:23:24  Catrin Jones (CAN) 2:52:21
32nd 2011  Thomas Omwenga (KEN) 2:14:33  Lucy Njeri (KEN) 2:37:56
33rd 2012  Thomas Omwenga (KEN) 2:20:41  Hallie-Ann Janssen (USA) 2:47:03
34th 2013  Lamech Mokono (KEN) 2:13:42  Catrin Jones (CAN) 2:43:03
35th 2014  Daniel Kipkoech (KEN) 2:20:04  Lioudmila Kortchaguina (CAN) 2:41:39
36th 2015  Daniel Kipkoech (KEN) 2:25:40  Erin Burrett (CAN) 2:39:17
37th 2016  Daniel Kipkoech (KEN) 2:20:33  Sabrina-Shirley Wilkie (CAN) 2:45:54
38th 2017  Daniel Kipkoech (KEN) 2:21:04  Lissa Zimmer (CAN) 2:48:33

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reid, Bob & Wilson, Maurice (2011-10-09). Royal Victoria Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.

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