Kitimat’s Ben Thorne race walks to a win, earning a trip to Moscow

Kitimat's Ben Thorne placed third at track and field nationals earlier this month.

Placing third in the Men’s 10,000 metre race walk championship event at the 2013 Canadian Track & Field Championships was Kitimat’s Ben Thorne.

His time of 41:07 came just behind Evan Dunfee’s 40:19 and Inaki Gomez’s 40:01, all three from the Racewalk West team.

His strong showing means that he has made the Canadian Team that will be heading to Moscow for the IAAF World Championship in track and field.

The manager of sports information for the UBC Thunderbirds Wilson Wong said that Thorne was on their track and field team last year but he has taken this year off to focus on the Worlds.