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This is what finishing among 22,400 Sporting Life 10K runners looks like

One of the highest attended road races in Canada, which falls on Mother's Day annually, went off in Toronto on Sunday morning.

Sporting Life 10K

Toronto streets were packed this Mother’s Day morning as more than 22,00 participants took on the Sporting Life 10K.

The sold-out event, known as one of Canada’s fastest races as it’s point-to-point and net downhill, begins on Yonge Street and finishes near Fort York National Historic Site. It was a particularly memorable day once again because the races annually falls on Mother’s Day.

In addition to Toronto’s Sporting Life 10K, the nation’s capital also hosted a race under the same name, though considerably smaller with 1,296 participants, according to race timing website Sportstats. Officials in Toronto said participation was as high as 22,410 with Sportstats listing 22,409 entrants.

Brittany Moran, the 2016 champion, defended her Sporting Life 10K title in 33:57 ahead of Laura Desjardins and Lioudmila Kortchaguina, who was the top Canadian at the 2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon last weekend. On the men’s side, Bonsa Gonfa beat out Tsegaye Dissasa and John Mason running 29:29 on the fast course, which the race calls the “easiest” in Canada.


Understandably, there were some great signs out on course as spectators cheered on their loved ones.

Canadian Running was at the Toronto finish line and captured some moments as runners crossed ahead of notable barriers including the 40-minute and 50-minute marks. Because there were waves, the finishing clock for runners around the one-hour mark was off slightly, so chip times would be faster than gun times.

The race raised money for Camp Ooch, which “provides an active, outdoor experience for children with cancer.” More than 250,000 participants have run the race since 2000 while collecting $15 million in support of the cause.

Breaking 40 minutes

Breaking 50 minutes

What running among 22,000-plus runners looks like

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