Vancouver Sun Run 2010 : 51,000 runners !!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be part of an amazing event. On Sunday May 09 2010 my self and 51,000 others participated in the 15th Annual Vancouver Sun Run. The day featured some of the fastest runner's in Canada, including Canadian Eric Gillis, Lucy Smith and up and coming Triathlete Paula Findlay.

The men's race came down to a three-person dual including the race winner Kip Kangogo, Eric Gillies and Willie Kimposop. The field stayed tightly together for the first 8km but then with just 1.5km to go Kip and Eric made their move to be crowned the winner. The race came down to the wire with Kip Kangogo taking the sprint and the win in a time of 29.02 just 3 seconds ahead of Gillis (29:05) and Willy Kimosop in 29:29.

Kip told reporters after the race that he " I had to psyche myself " for the finishing sprint. "I knew I could get [Gillies] with my kick."

That was just one story; by the end of the day there were 51,000 different stories that made the day unforgettable. Thank you to B.C Athletics, H.S.B.C and The Vancouver Sun and the hundreds of volunteers for putting on the event.

Can't wait till next year to be part of this amazing event :

Top Five Men Top Five Women

1.Kip Kangogo 29:02 1.Malindi Elmore 33:06
2.Eric Gillis 29:05 2.Paula Findly 34:00
3.Willy Kimosop 29:29 3.Emily Tallen 34:11
4.Scott Simpson 29:33 4.Kristina Rody 34:40
5.Matt Loiselle 29:41 5.Chatell Widney 34:41

Honorable Mentions

A.P Baillargeon-Smith 15th overall 30:57
Jeffery Philips 21st overall 31:35
Andrew Russell 22nd overall 31:58
Lucy Smith 7th women and top 50 overall !!

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