2013 Vancouver Sun Run

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Colleen Goodwyn-Ryan

Vancouver Sun Run

Vancouver, BC (April 21, 2013) –   With many sporting colours of blue and yellow in honour of the Boston Marathon, the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run was another jubilant celebration of health, fitness and community spirit with 48,196 registered.  From start to finish, participants gave it their all while enjoying the spectacular beauty of running the largest 10K in Canada.

Paul Kimugul from Kenya claimed the victory in the Men’s Overall Division with a time of 29:04. Finishing second overall was Ian Burrell of Tucson, Arizona with a time of 29:17. Officially placing third overall was Edwin Kaitany of Kenya clocking 29:36.  Clifford Childs of Victoria claimed the Top Canadian Male spot with 30:09.

 In the Women's Overall Division, Natasha Fraser of Port Moody, BC claimed a repeat and took first place for the second year in a row with a time of 32:42 also taking the top Canadian Female honours. Lindsey Scherf of Chapel Hill, North Carolina finished second with a time of 33:01. Lioudmila Kortchaguina from Toronto clocked in as third female overall and second Canadian Female with her time of 33:25.

The prize purse of $25,000 is allocated as follows:

Top three Overall Male and Female - $3,000, $1,500 and $750.

Top five Canadian Male and Female - $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, and $250.

Top three Male and Female Overall Masters - $750, $500 and $250.

Sun Run Results

Records: 

New Course record - Women: Isabella Ochichi, Kenya, 30:55 (2006)

New Course record - Men: James Koskei, Kenya, 27:58 (2002)

Sun Run Old Course record holders are:

Joseph Kimani, Kenya, 27:31 (1996)

 Angela Chalmers, Vancouver, Canada, 31:05 (1996)

Overall 2013 Winners

Name                                    City/Country                      Time                      Prize

Men

1. Paul Kimugul                     Kenya                               29:04                     $3,000

2. Ian Burrell                         Tucson, USA                    29:17                     $1,500

3. Edwin Kaitany                   Kenya                               29:36                       $750

Name                                    City/Country                      Time                      Prize

Women

1. Natasha Fraser                Port Moody, BC              32:42                     $3,000

2. Lindsey Scherf                 Chapel Hill, USA              33:01                     $1,500

3. Lioudmila Kortchaguina  Toronto, ON                    33:25                        $750

Top Canadians

 Name                                   City/Country                      Time             Prize

Men

1. Clifford Childs                 Victoria, BC                        30:09             $2,500

2. Rejean Chiasson            Toronto, ON                        30:31             $1,500

3. Kevin Friesen                  Coquitlam, BC                   30:32             $1,000

4. David Jackson                 Abbotsford, BC                 30:36              $500

5. Christian Mercier            Quebec, QC                       30:41               $250

Name                                          City/Country                        Time                      Prize

Women                                                                                   

1. Natasha Fraser                     Port Moody, BC                   32:42                       $2,500

2. Lioudmila Kortchaguina      Toronto, ON                           33:25                       $1,500

3. Dayna Pidhoresky                Tecumseh, ON                     34:04                       $1,000 

4. Leslie Sexton                         London, ON                          34:18                       $500

5. Lisa Avery                               Orillia, ON                            34:37                        $250

                                                     Masters (40+)

Name                                                 City/Country                     Time                      Prize

Men

1. Jim Finlayson                               Victoria, BC                        30:54                     $750

2. Joel Bourgeois                             Quebec, QC                       31:25                      $500

3. Bruce Deacon                               Victoria, BC                       32:19                      $250

Name                                                  City/Country                      Time                      Prize

Women

 1. Lioudmila Kortchaguina             Toronto, ON                      33:25                      $750

2. Marilyn Arsenault                        Victoria, BC                       35:01                      $500

3. Catherine Watkins                       Vancouver, BC                  35:09                      $250

Wheelchairs

Name                                                    City/Country                      Time  

Men - Quad Division

1. James Hustvedt                           North Vancouver, BC           43:25

Men - Open Division

1. Kelly Smith                                    Langley, BC                        24:36

2. Tristan Smyth                                Maple Ridge, BC               26:27

3. Masashi Shinoda                         Coquitlam, BC                    31:20

4. Scott Patterson                            Vancouver, BC                    37:27

5. Alvin Lee                                       Vancouver, BC                     47:56

Women - Open Division

1. Djami Diallo                                  Port Coquitlam, BC            42:03

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