Canada’s Malindi Elmore broke her own course record at the tenth edition of the Under Armour Eastside 10K held on Sunday (18) in Vancouver, Canada.
The race which is organized by Canada Running Series (CRS), returned to in-person racing for the first time since 2019.
The 41 year-old who was the defending champion smashed her own course record of 32:42 that she set in 2019 with a new course record and personal best of 32:37.
“I felt really good off the line,” said Elmore, who maintained a steady lead throughout the race. “I ran a PB so that’s always awesome.” Referring to her training as she builds for her upcoming marathon, she noted, “I’ve done nothing this fast, but on the day, the strength is there.”
Vancouver’s Leslie Sexton was close behind, crossing the finish line in 34:11, with the Vancouver Half Marathon winner Samantha Jory closing the podium three finishes in 34:58.
“It was an incredible feeling to bring this race back to the city after a two-year hiatus,” said Ryan Chilibeck, Race Director at Canada Running Series. “The goal of the UA Eastside 10K is and has always been to celebrate Vancouver’s local running community and the neighborhoods we run through. This race operates in tremendous support of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community, and we’re proud to have hit a new fundraising record for our four incredible charity partners.”
- Malindi Elmore 32:37
- Leslie Sexton 34:11
- Samantha Jory 34:58
- Andrea Lee 35:59
- Ally Ginther 36:12