Canadian triathlete Tamara Jewett wins Toronto’s Sporting Life 10K

On Mom’s Day, 20,000 keen runners took to Toronto’s Yonge Road for the annual Sporting Life 10K. This 12 months’s race noticed the very best variety of feminine individuals in race historical past, with greater than 10,200 feminine finishers. Main the best way was Canadian triathlete Tamara Jewett, who gained the race in 32 minutes and two seconds.

That is the third time Jewett has gained the ladies’s race on the Sporting Life 10K. (She additionally gained in 2018 and 2015.)

“I feel it’s been about 5 years since I laced up for a race,” Jewett wrote on Instagram. “This race is a Toronto basic (with about 20,000 runners this 12 months!) from Midtown to Downtown down Yonge St after which alongside Lakeshore. I first ran it in highschool, and this was my third time as the primary lady (the final time I raced right here was 2018!).”

Jewett is considered one of many high triathletes on the planet for the half Ironman distance. She was a nationally aggressive middle-distance runner on the observe throughout her time on the College of Toronto earlier than she moved to triathlon and holds the document for the quickest half-marathon break up in an Ironman 70.3 triathlon (73:08).

Tamara Jewett
Tamara Jewett additionally gained the Sporting Life 10K in 2018 and 2015. Photograph: Zoomphoto Inc Occasion Pictures

Her profitable time on the Sporting Life 10K was the quickest girls’s ending time within the final decade. Jewett ran the race together with her youthful sister Rachel, who trains with Toronto’s Monarch Athletics Membership and completed because the twenty fourth lady.

Within the males’s race, Toronto’s very personal Ben Shore was out on his personal from the begin to take the win over Ethiopia’s Gizachew Negasa in 29 minutes and 46 seconds. Negasa, who has been residing and coaching in Toronto since final fall, crossed the road second, in 30:22.

Shore and Negasa have been two of six male runners to dip underneath the 31-minute mark at Sunday’s race.

For full outcomes from the 2024 Sporting Life 10K, examine right here.

Every year, the Sporting Life 10K raises over one million {dollars} for Campfire Circle (beforehand Camp Oochigeas), which offers enriching experiences for younger most cancers sufferers. This 12 months the race pledged to achieve their purpose of $2,000,000 and has raised $1,787,000 up to now.

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