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Thomas Fafard won. He was coming off a 28:39.29 i10,000m performance in March at the Sound Running meet “The Ten,” which was a new personal best. His previous personal best on the road was 29:43.

Vancouver’s Broatch took second place in 28:56. He will be competing in the Copenhagen Marathon in two weeks. The 25-year-old ran 2:11:51 in Houston in January and will be looking to improve upon that time. Athletics Canada has a deadline in place for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games marathon standard which is Sunday, May 5, the day of the Copenhagen race. Leaving it to the last minute is surely one way to put pressure on oneself. Broatch will have to run faster than 2:08:10 and or end up ranked top 80 globally.

Taking third was Turner Wiley of Seattle who clocked 29:00. In two weeks he will be running the Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, WA with 70,000 others. “It was good to get in a strong performance here after running the US Olympic Trials in Florida. The Trials offered a beautiful course, but it was run mid-day and in the heat. I am looking forward to Bloomsday,” shared Wiley.

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