(brief report copied from Sun Run website)
The 21st annual Sun Run has wrapped up with a total of 48,037 people taking part, just about the same as last year’s total of 48,640. It is the largest 10K run in the country.
At about 9 a.m. wave after wave of runners started the run through downtown Vancouver.
There were competitive runners, walkers, a competitive wheelchair division and thousands of runners and dozens of teams.
The first runner to finish 29 minutes and 29 seconds after the start was Michael Power of Australia. He was followed by the top Canadian, Jeremy Deere of Calgary with a time of 29 minutes and 41 seconds. Kim Gillard from Australia was third with a time of 29 minutes and 42 seconds.
It was the second year in a row that a Canadian woman has won the female division. Toronto’s Nicole Stevenson won with a time of 32 minutes and 32 seconds. The 2003 winner, Aster DeMisie of Ethiopia was second and Masters Runner, Leah Pells of Coquitlam came in 3rd.