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Sporting Life Toronto 10K 2009



Another report from across the ocean – Tracy Paterson took the opportunity while visiting relatives in Canada to take part in the Toronto 10km “Canada’s fastest 10km”. Conditions were ideal, with clear blue, sunny skies, a cool 7 degrees for the 8am start, and no wind. Since Sporting Life assumed title sponsorship of Toronto’s Spring 10K in 1998 — traditionally always run the first weekend in May — it has grown from 1,200 participants to become Canada’s second-largest chip-timed race with up to 12,500 runners (10,755 finishers in 2009).

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Tracy Paterson 2056 FV35 65/904 431/5887 4:52 00:50:31 00:48:34

Tracy ran a fantastic race coming in 2,056 out of 10,755 finishers – brilliant and well done.

Tracy said:   “I decided to run the Sporting Life 10k when I realised that I would miss the Edinburgh 10km on the same day due to my holiday in Canada. I arrived the day before, but the jet lag worked in my favour when getting up for an 8am start.  The race started on Yonge street, and most of the shops opened early for the 12,000+ runners to windowshop beforehand. The course followed slightly downhill on Yonge street and finished in Fort York. The organisation of the race was excellent with great spectator support, music along the way, and brilliant post-race food and entertainment. As with any Toronto race I’ve done, this one comes highly recommended.”

Some photos:

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