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Canadians dominate Run Barbados 10K and half-marathon

Yves Sikubwabo takes home a double victory for the second year in a row at Run Barbados

The second weekend in December is always Run Barbados Race Weekend, which draws lots of Canadian elites. This year, Yves Sikubwabo defended his 10K (32:16) and half-marathon (1:13:09) titles, winning both events for the second year in a row.

Run Barbados race weekend featured a mile on Friday, a 5K and 10K on Saturday and a half-marathon and marathon on Sunday. The Friday and Saturday events were in the evening, and the Sunday events were held in the morning, as daytime temperatures can get extremely hot.

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In the women’s results, Natasha Wodak won the 10K (36:08) and honourary Canadian Sarah Inglis won the half (1:22:14).

Wodak and Inglis are coming off very strong performances at last weekend’s Canadian national cross-country championships, where Inglis placed second to Canadian steeplechase record-holder Gen Lalonde and Wodak finished fourth.

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Wodak was given and accepted a bid at the upcoming Pan Am Cross-Country Cup, which will take place in Victoria in February.

Full results from the weekend can be found here.