The 23rd annual TC10K got underway in Victoria, BC on Sunday, April 29 under cloudy skies – ideal conditions for the 10,258 finishers of the 10km race (11,883 registered).
The winner of the men’s overall was Kip Kangogo (2010 winner), coming in at 29:51, followed by Willy Kimosop (2009 and 2011 winner), at 30:05. Finishing in third place was nine-time USA National team ember, Joseph Gray of Newcastle, WA at 30:24.
“The crowds were great and cheering me on,” said Kangogo. “Because of my win, my company, Flaman Fitness will donate $1,000 to one of the charities supported by the TC10K.”
Kangogo is originally from Kenya and now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Already this spring he has placed first in Vancouver’s Harry’s Spring-Off 8km and second place at the Vancouver Sun Run.
First place women’s finisher was Natasha Wodak-Fraser of Port Moody, BC at 34:32. She also took home the first place at the Vancouver Sun Run, and is the course record holder for the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon. Finishing second in the women’s division was six-time TC10K winner, Lucy Smith of Victoria, BC, at 35:14 and Lisa Harvey finished this at 35:23.
Three-time Paralympic gold medalist, Michelle Stilwell came in second at 30:54 in the wheelchair race, which was won by Vancouver’s Masashi Shinoda at 29:19.
Individual participant results are available on the TC10K website.