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For Sexton, the race was run one week before she will take a near-11th-hour attempt to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in the marathon. She flew out of Vancouver Sunday night for Hamburg, to join Vancouver’s Ben PreisnerNatasha Wodak and Dayna Pidhoresky seeking a sub-2:26:50. Preisner will need to run sub-2:08:10. It’s the defacto Canadian Olympic Marathon Trials. Already named to the team are Cameron LevinsMalindi Elmore and Rory Linkletter.

“People questioned my decision to run the Sun Run one week before Hamburg, but how could I resist this race,” shared Sexton.

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