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Athletes compete in 10k, 5k

Triathlete Oein Josiah and Shamel Maynard crossed the finish line first to capture respective wins in the 5k and 10k races when the Warrens Run for Hope took place this past Sunday at the One Accord Plaza.

The race was in support of the Hope Foundation group for non-communicable diseases such as Sickle Cell Anemia, Lupus and Arthritis.


Participants competing at the 2016 Warrens Run for Hope.

Josiah commanded the race to clock 19:33.30 and take top honours in the men’s 5k showdown. The next best time was by 18-year-old Akeem Rowe in 19: 35.80 and Nicholai White was third in a time of 22:59.30.

The top six positions in the men’s 5k run were dominated by the males, with female participant Carlie Pipe being the seventh runner to cross the line with a time of 26:30.40.

There was also a 5k walk for both men and women and Rodney Blackman won in a time of 31:34.90, Dodley Harewood followed him home for second in 33:26.00 and Anderson Maughn’s 33:37.80 got him third position.

The women’s 5k walk went to Donna Blackman in a time of 37:12.30, Marlene Stewart in a time of 39:06.60 was second and Cyrilene Graham crept home for third position in a time of 42:35.90.

The 10k was won by Maynard in a time of 38:40.10 with Jerome Blackett finishing close behind in 38:59.90. Third place went to seasoned runner Orin Josiah in 43:04.40.

Sonia Adamson came tenth overall and was the first female to complete the race in 55:47.90, Janette Slapp’s 56:35.80 got her second spot and Jane Evelyn’s 56:57.80 was good for third.

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