Cracking pace in the Launceston Ten

Three time Burnie Ten winner Lara Tamsett has taken out her first Launceston Ten.

The 22 year-old from Sydney narrowly missed the race record.

Defending champion Nikki Chapple set the pace early before Tamsett pulled away to win.

She covered the ten kilometres in 32 minutes and 41 seconds, just eight seconds outside the race record.

In the men's race Victorian Liam Adams sprinted away from three time Olympian Lee Troop, and defending champion Martin Dent to take line honours in 28 minutes and fifty-six seconds.

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