The 6th annual Under Armour Eastside 10K kicked off two weeks ago. Nearly 2500 runners charged through downtown Vancouver en route to fast times and tons of fun. One of those runners was UA Eastside VIP contest winner Mark Hanlon.

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WOW, wow, WOW | Guess who is going run 10K in Vancouver this fall? Hello Under Armour East Side 10K, here I come. Time to get back to the basics? Let's aim for a PB! . Super thanks to Under Armour Canada and Canadian Running Magazine for this amazing contest. I still can't believe I won. . What is even better than winning – to mimic my ”Spring Run Off” Kill the Hill Challenge, a ”BC styled” hill event has been added to the run this year. Have to love our hills!. . @canadianrunning  @underarmourca  #running #goalrace #killthehill #eastside10k #eastside #underarmour #imoveme #running #motivation #training #goals #personalbest #fitness #run #10km #jogger #runnerscommunity #instarunners #trailrunning #runners #inspiration #instarun #vancouver #invisibleillness #type1diabetes #crohnsdisease #crohnie @runcrs @runcrswest

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Mark had quite an unconventional journey getting to this start line, but then again, lack of convention defines his entire relationship with running. This week Mark shares his experience racing in Vancouver, and opens up about the challenges and joys he has faced throughout his running career.

RELATED: How running helped Mark Hanlon take control of injury and illness

Check out Mark’s blog and photography HERE. 


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