Carson fifth over the line at Vancouver Sun Run

Whitehorse's Lindsay Carson once again left thousands in her dust at the Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday.

Whitehorse’s Lindsay Carson once again left thousands in her dust at the Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday.

The 25-year-old placed fifth for women at the 31st annual event that is the largest 10-kilometre race in Canada with a little over 39,000 runners taking part this year.

“I’m very pleased with the result,” said Carson. “Having run this race before, I came in with certain expectations and knew what parts of the race I had to dig down deep for.”

Carson, who recently placed 59th at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, also came second for Canadians and was fourth in her category (females 25-29), with a time of 33 minutes and 51 seconds.

Kenya’s Risper Gesabawa placed first with a time of 32:28. Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak, who raced with Carson in China, ran to second at 32:34.

In her first Vancouver Sun Run last year, Carson placed second – first for her category – with a time of 33:48 on the same course.

“I don’t think I should dwell on the time, it was a really good effort by myself and I’m quite pleased with the race,” said Carson. “I’ve been training in Kenya and I’m a little more fit now, but I wasn’t as rested as I was last year.”

“This year the girls started before the guys … so we got to go 10 minutes before the guys even started. I rely on midrange guys to run with … If there are more guys in the race, maybe they could help string some of the elite girls along midway through the race.”

Whitehorse’s Logan Roots also cracked the top 10 on Sunday. The 21-year-old came seventh in his males 19-24 category and was 27th overall for men with a time of 32:36.

Carson placed sixth at the 2014 Canadian 10-kilometre Road Race Championships in September and took second at the 2014 B.C. 10-Kilometre Championship last July.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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