Ethiopians dominated the Ottawa Race Weekend marathon on Sunday morning, with Tariku Jufar and Yeshi Esayias claiming the top spots for men and women.
Jufar clocked in at 2:08:04, shaving 67 seconds off the record established last year by Kenyan Laban Moiben, who came in sixth place this year with a time of 2:11:44.
Esayias clocked in at 2:25:30.
The first Canadian man to cross the line was Vancouver's Rob Watson, 29, in 10th place with a time of 2:18:33, and the first Canadian woman was 41-year-old Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Thornhill, Ont., in eighth place at 2:33:10.
The first man from the National Capital Region to cross the finish line was Gatineau's Maxime Leboeuf, 26, in 15th place at 2:27:08, and the first woman was Ottawa's Kerri Labrecque, 28, in 14th place with 2:52:14.
In the half marathon, Ottawa's Josh Karanja, 28, placed first with a time of 1:07:47.
Ottawa's Laura Durno, 41, led the women at 1:24:56.
Paramedics responded to 12 calls during Sunday's events and seven people were taken to hospital.
One patient suffered a seizure and was in stable condition, while another suffered a heart attack and was in serious condition.