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Thousands take over Yonge Street for 10K run

Thousands took over Canada’s longest street on Sunday for the Toronto Yonge Street 10k.

The race had a high-profile winner. Reid Coolaset was first to cross the finish line – the Hamilton native will represent Canada in the London Olympics this summer, running the marathon.

“This is a great race. It’s a fast course, it’s well organized and it’s a lot of fun,”

CityNews reporter Tammie Sutherland took part in the race.

“It was awesome. No stopping for the first time ever – I ran the whole way! It was great, beautiful weather, but I need to sit down,” said Sutherland, clearly tired after a hard run race.

Click on the video link to hear more about her experience.

A number of roads were closed to traffic during Sunday’s event with intersections reopening as runners passed.

This is the first spring there will be two 10K races on Yonge Street. The Sporting Life 10K Run — which used to raises money for Camp Oochigeas and kids with cancer — happens May 13.