Kangogo, Fraser are men’s, women’s champs in high spirited TC10K

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.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/Kangogo+Wodak+Fraser+women+champs+high+spirited+Times+Colonist/6537953/story.html

Results: http://racedaytiming.ca/raceday-results

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