VANCOUVER, September 14th. Evan Esselink (29:50) and Malindi Elmore (32:44) laid down convincing markers winning Saturdayís Under Armour Eastside 10K ahead of an impressive field of 2,900 participants. Evan stuck with a group of runners including last yearís winner, Trevor Hofbauer who came in second place and Milton Ontarioís Ben Preisner who came in third. Evan made a move at the 8K mark and dropped the hammer at 9K to finish off strong contenders in Hofbauer and Preisner.
On the Womenís side, Malindi Elmore stormed to an outstanding victory on the challenging eastside course who, along with Evan, will be competing in the Athletics Canada marathon trials at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 20th. Malindi was able to hold off Boise Idahoís Kinsey Middleton for most of the race as well as previous Under Armour Eastside 10K winner Leslie Sexton who came in third.
The event attracted a field of 2,900 runners and so far has raised over $26,000 in support of the Downtown Eastside Womenís Centre, PHS Community Services Society, and Youthco. Participants can continue to fundraise online until October 1st online at www.eastside10k.ca.
"Every year the competition gets better," said race director Ryan Chilibeck. "Itís also so great to see runners completing their first run, setting personal bests and fundraising for our three great charity partners. The Under Armour Eastside 10k is a true community event."
Under Armour Eastside 10k top finishers results:
|10km Male |
|1. Evan Esselink||Vancouver, BC, Canada ||29:50|
|2. Trevor Hofbauer || Calgary, AB, Canada ||29:58|
|3. Benjamin Preisner || Milton, ON, Canada ||30:10|
|10km Female |
|1. Malindi Elmore|| Kelowna, BC, Canada || 32:44|
|2. Kinsey Middleton || Boise, ID, USA || 33:19|
|3. Leslie Sexton || London, ON, Canada|| 33:33|
Information and complete race results can be found at Eastsid310K.ca.
For more information on Canada Running Series events, please visit CanadaRunningSeries.com.
About Under Armour Eastside 10k:
The Under Armour Eastside 10k is part of the prestigious Canada Running Series. As Vancouverís premier fall 10k, it takes place in the Eastside, running for three Eastside embedded charities, with the great Eastside Community. More than 3000 runners take to the streets each September to show their love for the heart of Vancouver. Canada Running Series is the nationís premier running circuit with events in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal. It annually attracts over 65,000 participants and raises more than $6 million for some 320 charities. Canada Running Series is strongly committed to staging great experiences for runners of all levels from first time runners, charity supporters and Canadian Olympians; and to making sport part of sustainable communities and the city-building process. Our mission is "building community through running". For more information please visit: CanadaRunningSeries.com.
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