A Surrey man won the first Surrey International World Music Marathon, while a local man and woman came in third.
Surrey’s Drew Nicholson (below) logged an impressive 2:36:19 to win the marathon on Sunday. The event, based at Central City and with routes throughout North Surrey, included a marathon relay, half marathon and Mayor’s 5K. Coming in second was Jeremy Waters of Coquitlam (2:47:26) and White Rock’s Chris Barth who came in at 2:50:26.
Drew Nicholson at the finish line. Boaz Joseph photo / The Leader
The top women were two from Langley, Kendra Braun (3:04:09) and Tracey Kuehn (3:21:35) and Surrey’s Tanya Zarin came in third with a time of 3:27:06.
“We’re thrilled with the results of the first-time event,” said marathon chair Elizabeth Model.
“It’s been our vision for two years to welcome the world to Surrey and provide an event that really is about inclusivity and celebration of our diversity.”
More than 2,000 people came out to the Surrey World Music Marathon, Run Inn Half Marathon Prospera Relay and Mayor’s 5K.