Kelowna's Keddi-Anne Sherbino is the women's champ  at the 2011 Vancouver Marathon.

Kelowna's Keddi-Anne Sherbino is the women's champ at the 2011 Vancouver Marathon.

Sherbino wins Vancouver

Keddi-Anne Sherbino is proving to be a natural in a pair of running shoes.

The 21-year-old from Kelowna was the first woman to cross the finish line Sunday in the 2011 edition of the Vancouver Marathon.

Sherbino, who won the race in two hours 43 minutes 40 seconds, was competing in only her second marathon ever.

She was greeted at the finish line in Vancouver by Boston Marathon winner Kathrine Switzer.

Sherbino won a marathon on her first try, the Okanagan Marathon last fall in Kelowna, in a time of 2:53:38.

Earlier this season, Sherbino also won the Campus to Campus Half Marathon.

Among other local finishers were:

Eric Malmsten (3:22:31); Daryl Brooker (3:23:00), Shane Hickey (3:44:38); and Chris Greenway (3:59:53).

For complete results, visit bmovanmrathon.ca.

 

 

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