Sergio Ráez Villanueva wins men's 10K national title
21-year-old Mississauga runner edges Evan Esselink at the wire
Evan Esselink was denied in his attempt to defend his national title in the 10,000 metres, finishing second to Sergio
Ráez Villanueva at the Speed River Inferno meet at the University of Guelph on Wednesday.
Ráez Villanueva, 21, from Mississauga, Ont., won in a time of 30 minutes 19.19 seconds. The 26-year-old Esselink, from Courtice, Ont., was less than a second back in 30:20.16. Kevin Blackney, from Prince Albert, Ont., was third in 30:37.95.
Esselink won the event last year in a time of 29:21.11.