Also running that 10K will be the winner of the
That's a decent amount of money on the line, so the race is attracting the big names such as Merga, Julius Kiptoo (last year's winner), and Hillary Kimaiyo (who has run 10K in 26:01 but it doesn't count as the record due to the course being mostly downhill). There are some pretty fast elite women showing up as well, including Canadian Tara Quinn-Smith who I'm pretty sure I saw at the expo in Toronto last year and she made me feel ginormous, but I'm not sure they expect the women's record to be broken.
The course is a loop, so I'm hoping that I'll be at a point in the race that I can look across the canal at about the 3 or 4 K mark and see them flying by on the other side. And as I'm somewhere between 5 and 6K, I will try NOT to think about the fact that the race has just been won. Regardless, it will be kind of cool to be running a race in which the world record might be broken.
*There's still time to contribute to his fundraising efforts and to throw down a goal based challenge