THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant are pleased to announce that elite athlete Thomas Omwenga will run the Thunder Bay Marathon on September 23. Omwenga is an amazing athlete with a personal best time of 2:10:44 in the Seoul Marathon in 2004.
The past twelve months have been exceptional for Omwenga with first place wins in the Victoria Marathon (2:24:31), the Hamilton Marathon (2:28:52), the Manitoba Marathon (2:25:13), and the Quebec Marathon (2:28:36). Omwenga also placed 11th in the 2012 Ottawa Marathon with a time of 2:18:46.
Miles with the Giant Director Charla Robinson says, “We are thrilled to welcome Thomas Omwenga to our third annual event. We are looking forward to a great race that could set a new speed record for our marathon.”
Thomas is married to Winnie and has 2 children who they raise on their 2-acre organic Non-GMO farm near Eldoret, Kenya focusing mostly on maize, bananas and vegetables.
Omwenga will face 2011 Thunder Bay Marathon champion Gilbert Kiptoo (2:26:24), also of Eldoret, Kenya, who has confirmed he will return to run the event for the third consecutive year.
Visit www.thunderbaymarathon.com for more information, to view the new course map and to register to participate. Event registration is open until September 15th.