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Lewis leads Tokyo Marathon walk today

Trinidad Guardian :: 25.01.2019

Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat, mayor of Port-of-Spain Joel Martinez and media personality Kerron "Sunny Bling" Sealey (TTOC Cultural Ambassador) are part of Team TTO walking contingent that will participate in the T&T International Marathon (TTIM) tomorrow

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games firmly in the sights of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Team T&T (Team TTO), the TTOC's 2019 marathon walk has taken on greater significance as the National Olympic Committee (NOC), will be doing everything possible to ensure that over the next 18 months TeamTTO athletes will be as best prepared as possible for Tokyo 2020.

This year, the TeamTTO marathon walk group will be the largest ever, with 41 individuals committing to starting and completing the gruelling 26.2-mile journey on behalf of Team TTO athletes. The #marathonwalk started in 2015 when TTOC president Brian Lewis launched the #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation fund and decided to walk the marathon to raise funding and awareness for the fund.

The walk starts at St Mary Junction, Freeport, the runners will be sent on their way by TTIM chairperson, Diane Henderson, at 5 am. The walkers, on the other hand, will start at 3.30 am.

The Team TTO walking contingent includes media personalities Kerron 'Sunny Bling' Sealey (TTOC Cultural Ambassador), Andre Baptiste, Tony Lee, Robert Dumas, Mark Pouchet Elizabeth Griffith and Roger Sant. Also walking under the TeamTTO banner are Councillor Samuel Sankar, Kelly Village/ Warrenville, City of Port of Spain Alderman Wendell Stephen, Republic Bank Managing Director, Nigel Baptiste, Caribbean Airlines captain Andy Cheekes, Businessman Michael Reece and Elderly and disabled advocate Anton Lafond.

Team TTO - Marathon Walk Group: Elizabeth Griffith, Kerron "Sunny Bling" Sealey, Andre Baptiste, Nigel Baptiste, Tony Lee, Brian Lewis, Aasan Lewis, Clayton Morris, Curtis Nero, Andy Cheekes, Joseph Quashie, Bertram Smart, Commander Don Polo, Robert Dumas, Dale Lutchman, Michael Reece, Anton Lafond, Merryl See Tai, Mark Pouchet, Samuel Sankar, Richie Rahim, Calon Reid, Eduardo Gamero, Sandra Maharaj, Derrick McIntyre, Arlene Lewis, Nigel Bellamy, Alderman Joel Martinez (Mayor of 

Port-of-Spain), Senator Clarence Rambharat, Roger Sant, Damian Jordan, Keith Lashley, Alderman Wendell Stephen, Ramon Sambrano, Gregory 'DJ Hero' Sebro, Rudy Rampersad, Shaun Rampersad, Gagen Ramkissoon and Ashton Ramsundar.

The suupport Team comprises - Lovie Santana, Rheeza Grant, Stacy Santana, Nadine Khan, Chanelle Young, Eustace Defreitas, Melanie Gulston, Dexter Browne and Mya Evelyn


Lewis leads Tokyo Marathon walk today
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TTOC president Brian Lewis, centre, with fellow walkers during last year's T&T International Marathon. This year's marathon will be held on Sunday

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