THE Burnie Ten again enhanced its reputation as one of Australia's great races with the event getting the thumbs up from internationally ranked runners Cameron Page and Nikki Chapple.
The two interstate runners took out the men's and women's section of the race and later gave glowing reports on the Burnie Ten's standing.
``It is one of the most prestigious races in Australia and I'm delighted to have won it,'' Page said.
Page, of New South Wales, is a training partner of runner-up Ben St Lawrence who was attempting to add the race to the Launceston Ten he won in June.
The two staged an epic struggle over the 10 kilometres with the lead changing time and time again.
Page overcame a tactical error costing him about 20 metres before outsprinting St Lawrence to the line to win by just over five seconds.
For Victorian Chapple it was the second time she had won the race with yesterday's margin of a minute much easier than when she won in 2012.
The 32-year-old had won the Melbourne half-marathon a week earlier and is now aiming for a half-marathon in Delhi in December.
Race director Robert Simpson said the Burnie Ten committee would hold a debrief within a fortnight and then begin planning for the 30th anniversary in 2013.
A field of 3722 faced the starter yesterday.