For the ninth time, Colin Fewer has won the Tely 10. Fewer crossed the finish line this morning with a time of 50:26. Fewer, who is from Paradise, fought through injuries to win the historic race.
On the women’s side, winner Kate Bazeley broke a 30-year course record with a time of 55.34.
About 4,300 people actually began the race although many more had registered. Some of the participants didn’t finish because of extreme humidity. At least one person, a 33-year-old woman, had to be taken in an ambulance but was okay.
As for Fewer, an injury kept him from running in last year’s Tely 10. He says he’s been nursing it over the past year.
He said things started to come together over the past few weeks and that this was one of the hardest efforts he’s ever put into a race.
Fewer is originally from Harbour Main and now lives in Paradise.
He says he can’t wait to get home with his family to celebrate.
Record-breaker Kate Bazeley is originally from St. John’s and has been training in Corner Brook over the past year with her husband.
This is Bazeley’s fourth win at the Tely 10.
She says breaking the record has been her focus since the birth of her baby last June.
Bazeley says now that the race is over, she has some commitments to fulfill.
She says she told her coach she would stay out late tonight to celebrate and she can’t wait.
The race took runners from Octagon Pond to Bannerman Park.
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