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Phillip's death overshadows Tobago race

Keith Clement :: Trinidad Guardian :: 19.05.2019

Chief Sec­re­tary Kelvin Charles ex­press­es sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­i­ly and friends of Sea to Sea Marathon­er Andy Phillip, 48, who passed away on Sat­ur­day morn­ing at Calder Hall, To­ba­go.

Ac­cord­ing to a Po­lice re­port, Phillip col­lapsed near the fin­ish line at Pe­tit Trou Beach and was trans­port­ed by the To­ba­go Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices (TEMS) to the Scar­bor­ough Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal's Ac­ci­dent and Emer­gency De­part­ment. How­ev­er, af­ter at­tempts by the hos­pi­tal team to re­sus­ci­tate Phillip, he even­tu­al­ly suc­cumbed to his con­di­tion.

Chief Sec­re­tary Charles says, "This is cer­tain­ly not the kind of news I wished to hear com­ing out of one of our pre­mier sport­ing events. I am deeply sad­dened by it. I have al­ready spo­ken to Phillip's part­ner. Natasha Wood­ley and ex­pressed my deep­est con­do­lences. I would al­so like to ex­tend my sym­pa­thy to the Sea to Sea fam­i­ly and the or­gan­is­ers. My prayers are with all the fam­i­ly, friends and the event at this time."

Charles thanks all re­spon­ders who dili­gent­ly con­tributed to the ef­forts to save Phillip in­clud­ing, TEMS, the hos­pi­tal team and the To­ba­go Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (TEMA), who as­sist­ed in trans­port­ing rel­a­tives of Mr. Phillip to the Scar­bor­ough Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

The To­ba­go In­ter­na­tion­al Sea to Sea Marathon Fam­i­ly wish­es to ex­press our con­do­lences to the fam­i­ly and friends of Phillip. One of the or­gan­is­ers said, "We are bro­ken-heart­ed at this time. He got called to run a big­ger race this morn­ing. We pray God's peace and com­fort up­on his wife and fam­i­ly at this time."

Rest In Peace Andy Phillip, our good friend, sol­dier and broth­er. Till we meet again.

Cu­ba Olympian Rich­er Perez Cobas is the 2019 Sea to Sea Marathon 10K cham­pi­on af­ter he clocked 31 min­utes 19 sec­onds, out­sprint­ing Kenyan Alex Eke­sa (31:22) to the Lam­beau Beach fin­ish line in To­ba­go yes­ter­day. 

Didi­mo Sanchez Men­doza of Venezuela came in third in 32:25 with Jose Elmer Ararat of Colom­bia fourth in 33:46.

Os­hane Archibald (34:53) of Ja­maica crossed fifth and won the Cari­com Cat­e­go­ry. 

TTDF's George Smith was sixth in 35:16 and copped the 2nd place over­all in the Cari­com Cat­e­go­ry.

Guyanese Li­onel Dan­drade III (37:15) fin­ished sev­enth and was the third over­all among the Cari­com run­ners. Kade Sobers of To­ba­go (37:23) and Guswil George (37:43) of TTR­RC fin­ished eighth and ninth re­spec­tive­ly.

In tenth place over­all and the first woman was Raquel Agude­lo Berrio of Colom­bia, who stopped the clock at 38:24. April Fran­cis of Abi­lene Wild­cats fin­ished sec­ond among the women in 45:43 and won the first prize in the fe­male Cari­com Cat­e­go­ry. Chris­tiane Farah (46:07) was the third over­all woman and was the sec­ond Cari­com fe­male. Eve­lyn Dou­glas-Ja­cob (49:10) was the 4th over­all woman and the third Cari­com fe­male. Ifeu­la Good­ing (49:18) end­ed fifth over­all among the women's field.

Yes­ter­day 5K re­sults

Top 5 Men's

1. Godf­frey Mbi­hia, Kenya, 14:59

2. An­tho­ny Phillip, 16:36

3. Je­di­ael Wal­ters, 16:43

4. Ka­reem Ma­son, Jr, 16:53

5. Kyle Younglao, 16:58

6. Kirston Charles, 17:43

Top 5 Women's 

1. Atiya Croal, 23:19

2. Kim Munks­gaard, 23:22

3. Gyasi Lewis, 23:29

4. Janeil Bai­ley, 24:38

5. Al­li­son Year­wood, 24:53

6. Q-Jhea Stew­art*, 24:59.

*Na­tion­al Pri­ma­ry Schools 3K cham­pi­on.


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