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Canadian Wins The Sun Run

For the first time since 1998, a Canadian has won the Vancouver Sun Run.

Eric Gillis of Guelph, Ont. finished first with an unofficial time of 29 minutes and six seconds. He was followed by Dylan Wykes of Vancouver and Kip Kangogo of Lethbridge.

Kangogo, who was born in Kenya, placed first in 2010 with a time of 29 minutes and two seconds.

Lucy Njeri of Toronto was the first place female finisher, with an unofficial time of 33 minutes and 41 seconds.

Race director Tim Hopkins said this year’s run is held in memory of Dawn Marie Potis, a woman who volunteered and worked with the event for 25 years before succumbing to cancer in January.

“On every T-shirt that we have, we have Dawn’s initials on the back,” he said. “Most people that have been to the Sun Run have had a chance to meet Dawn over the years, so we want to spend this year honouring her.”

More than 49,300 people participated in the 27th annual run. The 10-kilometre run is the largest in Canada, and in the top three in North America.

It’s raised millions of dollars over the years for various charities and Vancouver organizations.

Reported by : CTV News

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