(reprinted from www.sunrun.com)
Canada’s largest 10K road race just got larger as a record 54,317 registered to make up the 23rd edition of the Vancouver Sun Run presented by HSBC Canada. It was a triumphant celebration of health, fitness and community spirit as the 2006 record of 50,746 registrants was smashed.
Soloman Tsige of Ethiopia was first in, claiming top place in the Men’s Overall Division With the time of 29:22. Finishing a close second was Dylan Wykes of Kingston, ON with his time of 29:23. Wykes also took Top Male Canadian honors. Running third overall was fellow Canadian Ryan Hayden from Richmond, BC with a time of 29:24. In the Women’s Overall Division, Teyiba Erkesso from Ethiopia took first place honors with a time of 32:05 beating Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Thornhill, ON who finished second with a time of 33:20. Kortchaguina was named Top Canadian Female out pacing Lisa Harvey of Calgary, AB. Harvey placed third Female Overall with her time of 33:43.
The Vancouver Sun Run, presented by HSBC Bank Canada, is Canada’s largest 10 km run and the 2nd largest in North America.