Achievements

2016 Toronto Marathon
Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun
Watch broadcast here. Watch post race interview here. 
  • Now exactly one hour faster than her first marathon of 3:28 in 2002, her time of 2:28:32 from 2013 has earned her the 2nd fastest marathon time in Canadian history.
  • In April 2014, Krista fractured her femur while defending her title at the Canadian Half Marathon Championships in Montreal. She finished the race, hopping on her other leg, still earning a bronze medal but requiring emergency surgery later that day. Merely 11.5 months later in April 2015, she raced in Rotterdam, Netherlands in which she became the first Canadian in 20 years to qualify for the Olympics in the Women’s Marathon. Her time of 2:29:38 was her second fastest marathon.
  • She was the 2010 and 2016 National Marathon Champion, 2013 National Half-Marathon Champion, and has placed top seven at recent international marathons, Toronto (2012, 2013, 2016) and Rotterdam (2012, 2015).
  • She was the first master at the Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2017 after spending the month of March in Kenya, completing her first altitude training camp.
  • Krista was the 2012 and 2016 Canada Running Series Champion, and runner-up in 2013.
  • She received the Frank Tomlin Memorial Award for the Brantford Sportsperson of the Year in 2013 and 2016.
  • Krista competed in Japan as member of Team Canada for the 2012 Chiba Ekiden Relay.
  • After their disappointing 2012 Olympic Games appeal loss, and performance at 2013 World Marathon Championships in Moscow, Krista and her teammate Lanni Marchant, were thrilled with their redemption at the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon by becoming Canada’s 1st and 2nd Fastest Marathoners in history, breaking a 28 year old record previously held by Silvia Reugger. They were the first two women to participate in the marathon, at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic games, in 20 years.