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Mother of two Elmore smashes Marathon record and all but books Ticket back to Olympics
On Sunday, January 19th Kelowna's Malindi Elmore smashed the Canadian Marathon by over two minutes with a time of 2:24:50 at the Chevron Houston Marathon -- an impressive feat on it's own. What makes the story more compelling is that her time has all but booked her spot on the team for the 2020 Tokyo Games and a potential return to the Olympics she last attended as a 1500m runner 16 years ago.
If the mother of two young boys gets nominated as one of Canada's three women marathoners, Malindi will be 40 years of age when she competes in Tokyo.
There were signs of her prowess as a marathoner in 2019, Elmore ran her debut marathon in Houston, Texas with an impressive time of 2:32, she also won the 2019 Canadian half-marathon championships and smashed the course record at Vancouver’s Eastside 10k in 32:44.
Malindi's recent road running results:
2020 Houston Marathon - 3rd Place 2:24:50 (New Canadian Record)
2019 Eastside 10k - 1st Place (Course Record)
2019 Houston Marathon - 7th Place 2:32.15 (Marathon Debut)
2019 Winnipeg Half Marathon - 1st Place
Malindi's career highlights:
2016 Ironman Arizona Triathlon - 3rd Place 8:57:22 (Ironman Debut)
2004 Olympic Games - 1,500m
6 x Canadian Champion - track & field
Former Stanford University record holder 6 x All American
Bronze medalist: World Cross Country (team)
Personal bests: of 2:02 (800m), 4:02 (1500m), 8:51 (3000m), 15:12 (5000m), 33:00 (road 10 km), 1:12 (half marathon) and 2:24:50 (marathon)
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