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Ben Flanagan breaks his nationwide document at Canadian 10K Championships

It wasn’t apparent from the beginning that he was going for the Canadian document, however Ben Flanagan made a transfer midway into the Canadian 10K Championships at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend (often known as the Ottawa 10K, placing distance between himself, marathoner Rory Linkletter and Jeremy Coughler, and held on for the win, squeaking previous his Canadian document by two seconds, to complete in 28:09. (The earlier document, held collectively with Canadian marathon document holder Cam Levins, was 28:11.)

“I needed to remain on the fuel and in that closing kilometre I gave it every part I had,” Flanagan advised Canadian Operating post-race. His closing kilometre was a cut up of two minutes and 38 seconds. Linkletter completed second in Ottawa, in 28:40 (a brand new private finest) and Coughler third, in 28:55 (additionally a private finest).

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Males’s podium on the 2024 Canadian 10K Championships. Photograph: Sean Burges/Mundo Sport Pictures

It was overcast and about 18 C in Ottawa Saturday–barely hotter than best for racing, however much less scorching than it has been in recent times, which was a reduction for the runners and made quick instances doable. The race started with a reasonably sedate 2:57 cut up, however received progressively sooner (the third-kilometre cut up was 2:45). Flanagan took benefit of the arduous downhill flip the place the race crosses the canal, to make his transfer. It was a $6,000 payday for Flanagan, who will get $5,000 for the win and a further $1,000 bonus for the nationwide document.

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The beginning of the lads’s race on the 2024 Canadian 10K Championships at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Photograph: Sean Burges/Mundo Sport Pictures

Linkletter will likely be disillusioned to not take the nationwide championship, one thing he has but to perform in his profession; he’s Canadian, however lives and trains in Flagstaff, Arizona, beneath former American marathoner Ryan Corridor. Linkletter has been named to the Canadian marathon group for the Paris Olympics, together with Levins. Flanagan can be certified for the Olympics (within the 5,000m), however has not but been formally chosen.

Coughler received his third consecutive Spring Run-Off 8K in Toronto’s Excessive Park in April; in 2023, he received the Canadian 10,000m Championships. 

For Flanagan and Linkletter, Saturday’s race was nearly a repeat of the 2022 occasion, which Flanagan additionally received (in 28:40), with Linkletter ending second. 

High 10 Males

  1. Ben Flanagan 28:09 PB, NR
  2. Rory Linkletter 28:40 PB
  3. Jeremy Coughler 28:55 PB
  4. Thomas Nobbs 29:32
  5. Dylan Alick 29:44
  6. Miles Avalos 29:55
  7. Robert Kajuga 30:04
  8. Joey Stel 30:28
  9. Maxime Leboeuf 30:29
  10. Blair Morgan 30:32

For full outcomes of the Canadian 10K Championships, click on right here.

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