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SeaWheeze half-marathon showcases the Vancouver lifestyle

Rain just part of the bargain at the massively popular international half-marathon

Clouds and rain were no match for the more than 10,000 runners who participated in Vancouver’s Seawheeze Half-Marathon yesterday. 

The crowd enjoyed pre- and post-race yoga thanks to sponsor Lululemon, special Seawheeze running shorts, holistic wellness products, and a dance party in Stanley Park that featured an internationally-renowned DJ and went on til the late hours.

The SeaWheeze experience: Canada’s must-do half-marathon

Local DJ Felix Cartal warmed up the crowd for Diplo, the DJ, producer, and wizard behind Major Lazar.  

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In race results, Justin Kurek was the first to cross the finish line, in 1:14:52. Inaki Gomez was second, in 1:17:52, and Michael Olzinski was third, in 1:18:21.

Gomez is a former Canadian race walking record-holder, and in 2016, walked a 20K race in 1:19:20. 

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Sarah Elliott won the women’s race, in 1:18:54, followed by Polly Moody in 1:22:29 and Kim Anh Nguyen in 1:22:35.