Vincentian and Jamaican athletes take CARICOM 10K Titles

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Vincentian Athlete Linda McDowald copped her 2nd title in the women’s leg of the annual CARICOM 10K Race in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Saturday with a winning time of 39 mins 50 secs.  This was slightly slower than the 37:57 run for her first title in 2016 in Guyana.

Second place in Saturday’s race went to Grenadian Kenisha Pascal who crossed the finish line in 40:21 while 3rd place went to Carlie Pipe of Barbados in 46:12.

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Jamaica took the top two places in the men’s leg of the event. Dwayne Graham  won in a time of 34:15 and Oshane Archibald took second place in 34:19.

Vincentian Junior Ashton copped the third spot in 35:54 while his compatriot and former event winner Pamenos Ballantyne had to settle for 4th in 37:40.

The CARICOM 10K and a 5K Run/Walk were companion events of the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 4-6 July 2018.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Cabinet Ministers, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque participated in the event.  President of Suriname Desi Bouterse, the CARICOM Head of Government with lead responsibility for Sports, attended and participated in the presentation ceremony.

At the start: (from right) President of Suriname Desi Bouterse; Jamaica’s Minister of Sports Olivia Grange; CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness; Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

See photo album:  CARICOM 10K

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