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Wodak and Wykes win Canadian 10K championships at Ottawa 10K

Wodak handily won the national 10K women's title and Wykes held off Kent to take the men's race

Saturday Natasha Wodak and Dylan Wykes took the titles at the Canadian 10K Championships. Wodak crossed the line in eighth position in 32:30.8 and Wykes was sixth overall in 29:55.5.

Wodak handily won the women’s race, finishing nearly 30 seconds ahead of second place Canadian Malindi Elmore. Wykes on the other hand had a very tight race for the championship, with second place Canadian Justin Kent only three seconds behind him.

Photo: Maxine Gravina

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Wodak is coming off of a killer outdoor track season opener at Payton Jordan, where she hit world championship standard and ran less than two seconds off her Canadian 10,000m record. Wodak’s time on Saturday was her second fastest ever 10K on the roads.

Photo: Maxine Gravina

Third place in the very close men’s race went to Phil Parrot-Migas and the women’s bronze medallist was Emily Setlack.

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In the overall results it was a Kenyan sweep with Dorcas Kimeli taking the women’s title in 31:08. She was followed by Valary Jemeli in 31:11.4 and Paskalia Kipkoech in 31:29.2.

In the men’s race Mohammed Ziani of Morocco was the winner in 28:11.5, second place went to Wilfred Kimitei of Kenya in 28:15.8 and third place went to Mohamed Reda El Araby also of Morocco in 28:21.3.

Full results can be found here. The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon runs Sunday morning at 7 a.m. ET.