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Posted: May 16, 2017:  

Athletics: 2017 Ottawa 10K expected to be a close race

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May 16, 2017 - The IAAF Gold Label Ottawa 10K is set to take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

The men's race is expected to be close with last year's top 2 finishers - Moroccan Mohamed Ziani (28:36.5) and Ethiopian Yitayal Atnafu (28:36.9) - competing against 2015's top 2 finishers, Kenyans' Nicholas Bor (27:55) and Simon Cheprot (27:57).

On the women's side, Kenyans's Edith Chelimo (PB 31:07) and Pascalia Chepkorir Kipkoech (PB 30:57) will be looking for a win.

The Ottawa 10K will also be hosting the Canadian 10K Championships where Natasha Wodak is hoping for a first 10K championship title, and and the 2014 and 2015 champion Eric Gillis is looking for a third.

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Mohamed Ziani and Simon Cheprot at the 2016 Ottawa 10K (Credit: PhotoRun)

Natasha Wodak at the 2016 Ottawa 10K - (Credit: PhotoRun)

About the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend

The 2016 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed close to 47,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half Marathon, the Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the Ottawa 2K and Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon. Through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, runners raised $797,000 for local and national charities.

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is one of only two running events in the world to host two IAAF Gold Label races - the Ottawa 10K and the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon. The 2017 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place on May 27-28, 2017. Visit us at

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