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Hannah, Gillis look to defend titles at 2017 Canadian 10,000m Championships

The June 14th Speed River Inferno will play host to the 2017 Canadian 10,000-metres Championships. The women’s race is set for 8:30 p.m. with the men following at 9:10 p.m. Eastern Time. 

You can watch the entire event live on AthleticsCanada.tv. If you are in the Guelph area you can get tickets here.

“We are very excited to host the Canadian 10,000-metres Championships as part of this year's Speed River Inferno,” said Chris Moulton, Meet Director. “We have deep and talented men’s and women’s fields. It will be quite exciting to cap an awesome night of track and field.”

Both 2016 reigning champions will be back to defend their titles. Along with winning last year’s race and setting the meet record, Rachel Hannah of Toronto recently became the 2017 Canadian Half Marathon champion. She’s proved to be in fine form and was selected to represent Canada in the marathon at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. She will have some notable challengers in Guelph. Victoria Coates of Hamilton, Ont., represented Canada at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and was recently third at the Canadian 10km Road Championships. Melanie Myrand of Montreal placed third at this year’s Canadian Half Marathon Championships, and with a 5000-metres best of 16:26.80, Anne-Marie Comeau of St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que., the pair should compete for a podium spot. Though not racing for a Canadian title, internationals Erin Finn of the U.S.A. and Sarah Inglis of Scotland should add intrigue to the race.

On the men’s side, 2016 Canadian champion Eric Gillis returns to defend his title. Named to the 2017 IAAF World Championships marathon team, Gillis also recently won the Canadian 10km Road Championship. His world championship marathon teammate and 2016 Canadian Half Marathon champion, Thomas Toth of Lakefield, Ont., will also compete in Guelph. Like Toth, Evan Esselink of Courtice, Ont., represented Canada at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He recently won the Athletics Ontario 10,000-metres Championships and has the third fastest Canadian time at 29:17.70. 

Kevin Blackney of Prince Albert, Sask., surprised a few at the Canadian 10km Road Championships with his runner-up finish and fellow podium finisher, Kevin Coffey of Vancouver will also toe the line in Guelph. Blair Morgan of Kingston, Ont., clocked a 66:40 half marathon earlier this year, Francois Jarry of Lachine, Que., was recently fourth at the Canadian Half Marathon Championships and sub-30-minute performer Anthony Larouche of Quebec are each legitimate podium threats.

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