WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Sunday, April 28th the annual Times Colonist 10k race takes place on the downtown streets of Victoria, BC. This year hometown favourite Geoff Martinson is looking to break the streak of back-to-back leap-frogging Kenyan winners Willy Kimosop and Kip Kangogo, who have won twice each, every other year from 2009 to 2012. The previous hometown winner was Eric Kiauka in 2008 in the time of 30 minutes and 31 seconds. Before Kiauka, two-time Olympian Bruce Deacon won twice consecutively in the time of 30:08 in 1998 and 30:33 the following year. Deacon won one other time in 1993, breaking the 30 minute barrier by finishing in 29:42.
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© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Video of the Synergy Health Bazan Bazan Bay 5k. This is the fifth race of the eight event Vancouver Island Race Series.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The fastest event of the 2013 Vancouver Island Race Series, the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5k road race is happening this Sunday, March 10th in Sidney, BC (approximately 20 kilometres north of Victoria). The course is flat, fast and provides the potential for very good results. Because of the nature of the flat and straight course the field, as usual, will be competitive. The favourite in the men’s division is Goeff Martinson of Victoria, BC. He is looking to defend his win from 2012, where he set the new course and all-time event record in the time of 14:20, where he was not challenged. This year may be different.
Video coverage of an unofficial Sub-4 minute mile by Geoffrey Martinson. He was paced and ran self-timed. Although unofficial, he did indeed, according to several timing devices clearly run under 4 minutes. Martinson also owns an official 3:37 1500m and has run in the IAAF World Track and Field Championships. This run was aided by a few University of Victoria Vikes at the Jack Wallace Memorial Track at Oak Bay High School.