Toronto’s Andrew Alexander wins Canadian 10,000m title in picture end


The end at Saturday’s 2024 Canadian 10,000m Championships in Coquitlam, B.C., got here right down to the closest of margins as two of the nation’s high male distance runners, Rory Linkletter and Andrew Alexander, battled it out on the ultimate lap of 25—just for it to return right down to two-tenths of a second.

Alexander ran a 57-second closing lap to rob Linkletter of his first nationwide title within the closing meters with a time of 28:27.69. Linkletter crossed the road for second in 28:27.87, two seconds forward of final yr’s nationwide champion Jeremy Coughler of London, Ont., who rounded out the rostrum.

That is Alexander’s first senior nationwide title, from Scarborough, Ont., coaching underneath former Olympic steeplechaser Matt Hughes. Alexander ran with Notre Dame College within the NCAA from 2018-2022 alongside American miler Yared Nuguse and received the TCS Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon final October in 62:44.

The 25-year-old is aiming to qualify for the Olympics within the males’s 5,000m/10,000m occasions. In 2023, Alexander set his 10,000m private better of 28 minutes and 17 seconds on the annual Sound Operating TEN occasion in California.

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Linkletter will probably be considered one of three marathoners to signify Workforce Canada in Paris. He hit the lads’s Olympic qualifying time of two:08:10 on the 2024 Seville Marathon with a private finest efficiency of two:08:01. Linkletter will now shift his focus to the Canadian 10K Champs in two weeks in Ottawa. 

Smithers, B.C., runner wins nationwide title in 10,000m debut

The ladies’s 10,000m championship additionally noticed a first-time nationwide champion break the tape in Coquitlam. Eliyah Brawdy of Smithers, B.C., beat a discipline of seasoned distance runners to win her first Canadian title in a private finest time of 33:37.52.

Brawdy, 24, didn’t simply win the nationwide title in her 10,000m debut; she beat the remainder of the sector by a big 13-second margin. Brawdy ran with the College of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna for 2 years and is coached by three-time Canadian Olympian Malindi Elmore.

Ally Ginther and Kyla Becker took second and third, respectively, in 33:50.67 and 34:08.09.

For full outcomes from the lads’s and girls’s races on the 2024 Canadian 10,000m Championships, verify right here.



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