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Ben Flanagan breaks his nationwide report at Canadian 10K Championships


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

“I sought after to stick at the gasoline and in that ultimate kilometre I gave it the whole lot I had,” Flanagan informed Canadian Operating post-race. His ultimate kilometre used to be a break up of 2 mins and 38 seconds. Linkletter completed 2d in Ottawa, in 28:40 (a brand new non-public perfect) and Coughler 1/3, in 28:55 (additionally a non-public perfect).

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

It used to be overcast and about 18 C in Ottawa Saturday–quite hotter than perfect for racing, however much less sizzling than it’s been lately, which used to be a reduction for the runners and made rapid instances conceivable. The race started with a rather sedate 2:57 break up, however were given steadily sooner (the third-kilometre break up used to be 2:45). Flanagan took good thing about the arduous downhill flip the place the race crosses the canal, to make his transfer. It used to be a $6,000 payday for Flanagan, who gets $5,000 for the win and an extra $1,000 bonus for the nationwide report.

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

Linkletter can be disenchanted to not take the nationwide championship, one thing he has but to perform in his occupation; he’s Canadian, however lives and trains within the U.S. beneath former marathoner Ryan Corridor. Linkletter has been named to the Canadian marathon crew for the Paris Olympics, in conjunction with Levins. Flanagan may be certified for the Olympics (within the 5,000m), however has no longer but been formally decided on.

Coughler gained his 1/3 consecutive Spring Run-Off 8K in Toronto’s Prime Park in April; in 2023, he gained the Canadian 10,000m Championships. 

For Flanagan and Linkletter, Saturday’s race used to be virtually a repeat of the 2022 match, which Flanagan additionally gained (in 28:40), with Linkletter completing 2d. 

For complete result of the Canadian 10K Championships, click on right here.



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