By Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist
The numbers were down slightly for this year’s Times Colonist 10K on Sunday but certainly not the spirit.
For Joe Young of London, England, it was a sampler of sorts.
“Feeling the energy on the streets here today, you can sort of imagine what it will feel like this summer there [when he is back home during the 2012 Games],” said Young, an 18-year-old Pearson College student, who crossed the finish line draped in a Union Jack.
The Olympian reference was appropriate since Kip Kangogo, from the most successful and formidable running nation on earth, won the 23rd Times Colonist 10K. The native of Kenya, a landed immigrant living in Lethbridge, Alta., who was also the 2010 champion, was across in 29 minutes and 51 seconds.
Natasha Wodak-Fraser of Port Moody followed up her women’s victory two weeks ago in the massive Vancouver Sun Run with the TC 10K title in 34:32.