Vancouver 2010 Sun Run

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Huge crowds running past our door today for the Vancouver 2010 Sun Run. Apparently 51,397 registered for the event this year. My daughter ran it for the first time without training, with teammates from her Ultimate league, and finished in 19,852nd place and finished in 1:10:29. And that’s exactly the beauty of the Sun Run. I loved seeing how many took strollers or walked just to take part.

, originally uploaded by inklake.

VANCOUVER – Waves upon waves of runners poured down West Georgia Street during the 2010 Vancouver Sun Run.

Kenyan-born Kip Kangogo of Lethbridge, AB won the 2010 Vancouver Sun Run with a time of 29:02. The winner of the women’s division is Malindi Elmore of Kelowna with a time of 33:06.

The top Canadian-born runner is Eric Gillis of Guelph, ON with a time of 29:05, putting him in second place overall – just three seconds behind the champion Kangogo.

Before the run started, inside the Sun Run headquarters at the Hyatt Regency hotel, the Vancouver Sun’s vice-president of promotions, Jamie Pitblado, addressed a breakfast audience of media and race VIPs.

Aside from wishing all in attendance a Happy Mother’s Day, Pitblado announced the total registration for today’s Sun Run at 51,397 participants.

Read more here.

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