Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Reid Coolsaet wins fast Sporting Life Toronto 10K in thrilling three-man sprint to the line!

May 1st. The renaissance and excitement surrounding Canadian distance running continued this morning as Hamilton’s Reid Coolsaet out-sprinted New Balance Speed River TFC team-mate Eric Gillis and Lethbridge’s Kip Kangogo to win the Sporting Life Toronto 10K in 28:08. A scant two seconds separated the top three men, in the 4thfastest edition of the race in the last 22 years. That it was two Canadian citizens and a Landed Immigrant [Kangogo] battling it out, added enormously to the enthusiasm of the morning. In contrast, Windsor’s Dayna Pidhoresky [33:02] had a comfortable time of it, winning the women’s crown by almost two minutes over last year’s Canada Running Series champion, Josiane Aboungono of Milton and Brockville’s Paula Wiltse, who fought it out for 2nd and third [34:49 & 34:52].