He’d finished third, then fourth, then second.
And on a chilly, sunny Saturday at Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver’s Chris Winter finally won his first Canadian Cross Country Championship in his back yard.
It was the last year of a four-year run for the nationals at Jericho, and the event packed up for Kingston, Ont., in fine style.
Winter out-kicked his good friend Kelly Wiebe in a thrilling finish to the men’s 10k. Winter won in 32 minutes and 17 seconds, four seconds ahead of Wiebe, who’d tried to pull away for good with about one kilometre to go.
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