As participants of Canada’s largest 10km road running race lined up this morning at the start line for the Vancouver Sun Run, the skies may have been blue and grey, but most participants wore blue and yellow in honour of the Boston Marathon. The 29th annual run, celebrating community spirit, health, and fitness saw 48,196 registered participants, slightly below the previous year.
Finishing first place was Paul Kimugul of Kenya, winning the Men’s Overall division with a time of 29:04. Second place finisher, Ian Burrell of Tuscon, Arizona, finished in 29:17, and third place finisher, Edwin Kaitany of Kenya crossed the finish line at 29:36. The first Canadian male to cross the finish line was Victoria’s Clifford Childs at 30:09.
For the second year in a row, Natasha Fraser from Port Moody, BC, finished first place in the Women’s Overall division and the Canadian Female, with a time of 32:42. The second place finisher was Lindsey Scherf at 33:01, and Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Toronto finished third overall female at 33:25.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run!
- Overall: 1545
- Chip Time: 44:59
- Pace: 4:30
- Male 30-34: 232/2,777 (top 8%)
- Male Overall: 1,307/20,377 (top 6%)