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April 22, 2012

Yonge Street 10km happened this morning and I was able to repeat as the winner, barely.  I wasn’t nearly as aggressive (or focused) as last year and hence wasn’t pushing the pace for a fast time.  Kip Kangogo seemed to be in good shape, my main concern was to win.  There was quite a large group of us at 3km and even still at 5km but by 6km when Josephat started pushing I had a feeling it was going to come down to Kip and I by the way the others looked.  I was right.  After I surged a couple of times it was just Kip and I with a couple of km to go.  With about 500m to go Kip put a little gap on me.  I told myself this was fine, just don’t let it get any bigger.  It got bigger. With 400m left I really started to doubt that I would catch back to Kip even though I knew I had another gear if I dug deep.  With 200m to go I was gaining on Kip and knew that I should plan it so when I passed him there wouldn’t be enough time for him to react before the finish line.  I have to pat myself on the back for my tactics.


Yonge Street 10km. Mike DelMonte photo.

1 28:35.7 COOLSAET, Reid Hamilton  
2 28:36.0 KANGOGO, Kip Lethbridge 
3 29:01.2 ONGERI, Josephat Hamilton 

This coming week will be a down week for me which means I’ll run about 3 times, all short and easy.  On Tuesday my run will be filming some running footage for a video for Shawn Brady’s single “All For the Run.” Check it out, there are some Once a Runner references in the song. After the chill week I’ll have one week of mileage and then I’ll get into the marathon build-up.  This week will be nice to completely recharge but I’m really looking forward to the grind and pushing my limits for the Olympics.

I liked this article from the race/recent training/Olympic outlook.


Milne vs Jeroen update: Milne ran a 3:54 mile for second place at the Mt SAC relays.  They’re both racing this coming weekend at Stanford, Taylor in the 1500m and Jeroen in the 5000m.


  1. April 23, 2012 7:26 am

    I was there yesterday…but I never see you, as I am always far, far…..far….behind! I love hearing about you and seeing the videos! Watching you come up from behind Kip for the win was amazing. Congratulations on another win!!! Enjoy your “easy” week!

  2. April 23, 2012 8:27 am

    wow i just watched the video you posted. Wish I was there to witness the finish. congrats!

  3. Ken permalink
    April 23, 2012 6:25 pm

    Good job Reid – That was very tactful – Well done – Now if you can keep that pace up for another 32k – Olympic Gold for Canada :):) – Good luck with the next race in Ottawa and then the Vancouver half….and particularly the Olympics..

  4. April 24, 2012 6:34 am

    Good work Reid! Congratulations!

  5. April 25, 2012 1:38 am

    Great finish. Good vid. Tactically spot on!


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