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Canadian 10,000m championships has a bonkers start list

The Pacific Distance Carnival is Thursday and the 10,000m is going to be a fun battle

The Pacific Distance Carnival is hoping to invigorate track and field running in Canada, and the lineup for Thursday evening’s Canadian 10,000m championships is stronger than it’s been in years.

BC Athletics has partnered with Mile2Marathon to make Pacific Distance Carnival a major running event, bringing together a high school race, a community race and a Canadian championship. This is as close as track and field gets to fun for the whole family.

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Women’s race

The women’s championship features Canadian 10,000m record-holder Natasha Wodak, Canadian half-marathon and marathon record-holder Rachel Cliff and Canadian all-comers 5K record-holder Sarah Inglis.


Cleo Boyd
Rachel Cliff
Erica Digby
Sarah Inglis
Kristen Lee
Branna MacDougall
Kinsey Middleton
Sarah Pagano
Beverly Ramos
Emily Setlack
Elaina Tabb
Natasha Wodak
Regan Yee

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Men’s race

In the men’s championship Evan Esselink, John Mason and Ben Flanagan will go head-to-head. Esselink is coming off of a huge personal best in the half-marathon earlier this year, Mason has just been named to the world championship team in the marathon and Flanagan had a killer 2018, winning the NCAA 10,000m, and following that up with strong indoor and outdoor track performances. Another notable entry is American Jared Ward, who along with Scott Fauble, broke the American men’s marathon drought with his 2:09:25 performance in Boston.


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Ben Bruce
Lucas Bruchet
Braeden Charlton
Kevin Coffey
Caleb De Jong
Evan Esselink
Benjamin Flanagan
John Gay
Theo Hunt
Patrice Labonté
Rory Linkletter
Keiran Lumb
John Mason
Mike Tate
Matthew Travaglini
Max Turek
Jared Ward
Brendan Wong


9:15 p.m. PT – women’s 10,000m
9:55 p.m. PT – men’s 10,000m


The event will be broadcast live on SportsCanadaTV. It will be free.