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Ben Flanagan and Julie-Anne Staehli win Canadian 5K Championships


On Sunday morning on the Medavie Canadian 5K Championships in Moncton, N.B., Ben Flanagan continued his profitable methods on the roads, defending his 2018 title in a Canadian soil file time of 13:38, whereas Julie-Anne Staehli received her first Canadian girls’s highway championship in a swift time of 15:55.

Flanagan and Staehli, who each grew up in Ontario however now prepare within the U.S., got here into the race with a chip on their shoulders. Flanagan regarded to set the Canadian file, and Staehli was desirous to return to her high kind after lacking a lot of the yr on account of harm. Flanagan merely missed the Canadian 5K file of 13:35 by three seconds, set by Charles Philibert-Thiboutot in Boston final April.

The ladies’s race

Staehli took the tempo out shortly within the first kilometre of the race, which established a pack of 4 runners on the entrance. The lead started to change between Staehli, Regan Yee, Erin Teschuk and Cleo Boyd till the three km mark when Teschuk and Staehli surged, dropping Yee and Boyd. Teschuk and Staehli battled over the ultimate two kilometres, however Staehli, the 5,000m Olympian, had the ultimate kick to cross the road in 15:55.

Teschuk completed second in a private greatest time of 16:06, whereas Boyd got here throughout the end line for third in 16:12.

Toronto’s Sasha Gollish broke the Canadian Masters 40+ 5K file by 9 seconds along with her fifth-place end right here in Moncton (16:45). Gollish has now completed inside the highest 5 at each Canadian championship she’s raced this season.

Sasha Gollihs completed fifth in a Canadian girls’s 40+ file of 16:45. Picture: Mundo Sport Pictures

The lads’s race

Though Flanagan was the clear favorite heading in, Toronto’s Andrew Alexander and Vancouver’s John Homosexual each made the race attention-grabbing for him within the early phases. Alexander took the race out in 2:44/km by way of the primary kilometre, which is true on Canadian file tempo, and hung round on the entrance till the three km mark. Flanagan seen Alexander slowing down after 3 km and made a strategic surge to catch Homosexual off-guard. Homosexual tried to stay with the Canadian 10km file holder till 4 km however in the end fell 100 metres again of Flanagan down the ultimate stretch.

Flanagan was ever so near the Canadian 5K file along with his time of 13:38, however he broke his personal Canadian soil file of 13:56 (which he set at this occasion in 2018).

Homosexual completed second, dipping below 14 minutes in 13:58, whereas Alexander reached his first Canadian senior podium for third in 14:06.

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Vancouver’s John Homosexual completed second on the 2022 Canadian 5K Championships in 13:58. Picture: Jim Finlayson

Each champions Flanagan and Staehli alluded to the good situations, course and crowd of their post-race interviews. Virtually one thousand individuals had been heading in the right direction to observe the race alongside Moncton’s Assomption Blvd.

Listed here are the total outcomes from the 2022 Canadian 5K Championships.



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