Vancouver Marathon 2008
Thomas Omwenga of Kenya has repeated as winner of the Vancouver Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 57 seconds, seven minutes faster than his winning time from last year. Erick Yator, also of Kenya, finished second in 2 hours 17 minutes.
Mary Akor, of Gardena California, was the winner of Women's Marathon in a time of 2:37.52. This is Akor's second win (she also won in 2004).
The 37th edition of the Vancouver Marathon started under clear and cool skies... which quickly clouded over. More than 12,000 runners, joggers and walkers entered the full and half marathon this year. The staggered start times mean that lead marathon runners have to negotiate the tail end of the half marathon. In addition the course is widely recognized as a difficult and relatively hilly course. The 100 ft elevation gain over the Burrard street bridge at mile 24.5 makes for a good final challenge.