Celia Moore, 30, was the second female across the line with a time of 3:11:16. This was her third consecutive second place finish in this event. The first female was Brenlee Muska-VanCaeyzeele, 40, from Winnipeg in a time of 3:02:07. Moore placed 33 overall. The first male was Shihgirai Badza, age 29, from Zimbabwe who repeated his 2002 first place finish in a time of 2:37:55. The temperature during the run ranged from 18 to 21 degrees Celcius with high humidity. Moore qualified for the Boston Marathon.
A record entry of 11,273 runners participated in the 25th running of the Manitoba Marathon. By event, the Manitoba Marathon's numbers (final 2002 in brackets) were: Marathon 1,295 (942), Half Marathon 3,067 (2,700), Relay 565 / 2,825 (543 / 2,715), Super Run 3,279 (3,231), and Walk 807 (691).