Sporting Life 10K

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Toronto’s Yonge Street was packed this morning with 25,800 runners out for this year’s Sporting Life 10K. 

The top finishers in the men’s race were quite spaced out today. Berhanu Degefa placed first running a speedy 29:46. He had quite the lead. In second was John Mason (31:04) with Clay Patterson finishing third in a time of 31:54.

The women’s race was a fast one today. Tamara Jewett was first to cross the line running 33:32. Lioudmila Kortchaguina placed after her running a 33:46. In third place was Natasha Herron who finished in 34:34. Full results are here.

The temperatures today were quite summer-like for this time of year. Runners ran in 20C sunny weather at 8:00 a.m. this morning. That might have been hotter racing weather than expected but many would have set PBs despite the heat. The course is famous for producing fast times since it’s all downhill on Yonge Street.

This year, the race raised two million for their charity– Camp Oochigeas. That’s a camp that supports children who have suffered from childhood cancer by giving them a chance to enjoy themselves at summer camp.

If you couldn’t make it to the race today, here’s a look at what went on:


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  • Don C. Lafleur says:

    It was my second time running it. Much hotter than last year and pretty humid the last couple of kms. Saw about 6 people needing medical attention the last 1 km. It was fun and cool to run down yonge street. Finished in 52 mins was hoping for sub 50.

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