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How to follow the 2022 Canadian 10,000m championships

How and who to watch at the Canadian 10,000m championships this Saturday

Canadian track championships

The first Canadian outdoor championship is up for grabs this Saturday night in Burnaby, B.C. at the Lululemon Pacific Distance Carnival. Canada’s top men’s and women’s 10,000m runners will take to the track for 25 laps in the hope of being crowned national 10,000m champion. Vancouver’s Luc Bruchet and Leslie Sexton come into the event with the highest seed times, but they will have to hold off some of the nation’s top distance runners to win the title.

The start of the women’s Canadian 10,000m championship in 2017.

This year’s Pacific Distance Carnival is sponsored by lululemon and will bring both Olympic and Paralympic competitions as well as opportunities for the next generation of athletes to compete against current and future Olympians for the national 10,000m championships.

Action will kick off on May 14 at 8:00 p.m. P.T. with the women’s 10,000m championships followed by the men’s championship race at 8:45 p.m. P.T.

Elite women

Leslie Sexton, Markham, Ont. (32:37)

Leslie Sexton (centre) and Laura Desjardins at the 2022 Under Armour Spring Runoff. Photo: Inge Johnson/CanadaRunning Series
  • 2022 Vancouver Sun Run 10K champion (32:37)
  • 2021 Canadian 10K and 5K champion
  • 2021 Philadelphia Marathon champion (2:28:35)

Sasha Gollish, Toronto (32:43)

  • 2015 Pan-Am Games 1,500m bronze medallist
  • Women’s 40+ indoor mile world record holder (4:38.73)
  • 2022 Toronto Sporting Life 10K champion (33:04)

Victoria Coates, Hamilton, Ont. (33:01)

Victoria Coates at the World Cross-Country championship in Uganda 2017.
  • 2022 Around the Bay 30K champion (1:50:01)
  • 2017 Canadian 10,000m champion 

Anne-Marie Comeau, Quebec City (33:46)

  • 2022 Pittsburgh Half Marathon – 6th (1:15:57)
  • 2021 U Sports XC team championship (Laval)
  • 2019 Montreal Half Marathon champion (1:14:08)
  • Represented Team Canada in skiathlon at the 2018 Olympics

Elissa Legault, Montreal (34:07)

  • 2022 Houston Half – 13th (1:13:06)
  • Top Canadian woman at 2021 Berlin Marathon (2:38:13)

Katrina Allison, Vancouver (34:30)

  • 10,000m personal best of 32:47.15 from 2015
  • Opened her season last weekend in Portland with the second-fastest 5,000m time of her career (16:55)

Elite Men

Luc Bruchet, Vancouver (27:56)

Luc Bruchet
Photo: Tim Huebsch
  • 2022 Vancouver Sun Run 10K champion (28:29)
  • 2021 Canadian 10K championships – 2nd (28:49)
  • 2016 & 2020 Olympian in 5,000m

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, Quebec City (28:45)

  • 2022 B.A.A. 5K winner (13:35)
  • Canadian record holder 5K road (13:35)
  • 2016 Olympian 1,500m
  • 2015 Pan-Am Games 1,500m bronze medallist

Rory Linkletter, Calgary (28:12)

  • 2022 Houston Half Marathon – 8th (1:01:08)
  • Canadian half-marathon record holder (1:01:08)
  • 2021 California International Marathon – 2nd (2:12:52)
  • 2021 Deseret News 10K champion (28:06)

Jeremy Coughler, London, Ont. (29:04)

  • 2022 Drake Relay 5,000m champion (13:46)
  • 2022 Toronto Spring Run-Off 8K champion (23:37)
  • 2021 Canadian 10K championships – 5th (29:04)

Connor Black, London, Ont. (29:20)

Connor Black
Photo: Tim Huebsch
  • 2022 Pan-Am XC Championships – 9th
  • 2021 Canadian 10K Championships – 8th (29:20)
  • 2021 Canadian Championships 5,000m – 3rd (14:17)

Phil Parrot Migas, London, Ont. (29:21)

  • 2022 Pan-Am XC Championships – 7th
  • 2022 Rotterdam Marathon – 22nd (2:18:39)
  • 2021 Canadian 10K Championships – 9th (29:31)
  • 2021 Canadian 10,000m Championships – 3rd (29:21)

How to watch

The 2022 Lululemon Pacific Distance Carnival and 10,000m championships can be streamed for free on Saturday evening starting at 8 p.m. P.T. (11 p.m. E.T.) at this link.