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Wodak, Kent win Vancouver Sun Run

There was an extremely tight battle on the men's side between Kent and Hofbauer

Sunday was the Vancouver Sun Run, one of Canada’s largest 10K races, where over 40,000 people took over Vancouver’s downtown core to race through the city streets.

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The men’s race saw an extremely tight finish with Justin Kent of Burnaby just out-leaning Calgary’s Trevor Hofbauer. The two finished in 29:30.00 and were followed by Haron Sirma of Brampton in 29:32. Hofbauer is getting ready to race the Hamburg Marathon in two weeks’ time on April 28.

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In the women’s event, Natasha Wodak took the win in 32:38 followed by 2018 Canadian marathon champion Kinsey Middleton in 32:46. Third place went to Malindi Elmore in 32:59. Elmore recently ran a marathon debut in Houston, running a 2:32.


Elmore’s running career has had many phases. The Kelowna, B.C. native was a talented high school runner who attended Stanford University before returning to Canada to do a masters degree at the University of Calgary. She competed for Canada at the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 Pan Am Games. She was a 1,500m specialist who ran one of the fastest times ever by a Canadian woman, at 4:02.64. After retiring from professional running in 2012, Elmore describes struggling with the sport and being unsure about her future in running. But in Houston, seven years since hanging up her spikes and her middle-distance career, she ran a blazing debut.

The race has consistently been among the world’s highest attended footraces. In 2011, the Vancouver Sun Run had 60,000 entries making it that year’s largest 10K in the world. This year’s race was the 35th edition of the Sun Run.

Full results can be found here.