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Perez, Agudelo crown Sea-to-Sea marathon champs

Walter Alibey :: Trinidad Guardian :: 20.05.2019

Cu­ba's Rich­er Perez Cobas and Raquel Agude­lo Berrio of Colom­bia were crowned win­ners of the Sea to Sea Marathon which took place in the sis­ter-isle of To­ba­go on Sun­day. 

And Ce­line Lestrade, T&T's road race queen, and Venezuela's Didi­mo Sanchez Men­doza, sprint­ed to the ti­tles in the To­ba­go In­ter­na­tion­al Half-Marathon. 

Perez, a win­ner of T&T In­ter­na­tion­al Marathon as well as the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies Sports and Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre (UWI- Spec) In­ter­na­tion­al Half Marathon in the past, had earned him­self the name 'The Beast' for his per­for­mances over the week­end. The Cuban, on­ly on Sat­ur­day, sprint­ed past the fin­ish line to claim the event's 10k road race. 

And 24 hours lat­er the Cuban held off his close ri­val Jose Elmer Ararat Di­az of Colom­bia in the 26.1-mile race to take the sil­ver­ware in a time of two hours, 51 min­utes and 10 sec­onds. The re­sult means Perez has now re­tained the ti­tle he won last year and with an­oth­er vic­to­ry in 2020, he will get the tro­phy for keeps. 

The Colom­bian took the run­ner-up prize in 2:52.26 while Kenya's God­frey Mbi­hia, T&T's Thomas Adams and vet­er­an Cur­tis Cox com­plet­ed the top five fin­ish­es among the men. 

Among the women, Agude­lo cruised to the win ahead of T&T's Sjae­lan Evans in three hours, 12 min­utes and 47 sec­onds. Evans led a T&T 2nd, 3rd and 4th fin­ish­es in three hours, 35 min­utes and 26 sec­onds which al­so earned her the CARI­COM ti­tle.

She was fol­lowed in third by Chris­tine Reg­is (3:54:05) and fourth place Chantel Lemaitre (3:55:26). 

Mean­while, Lestrade who re­cent­ly took the East­ern Cred­it Union (ECU) gru­elling 15k from St Joseph to Arou­ca Junc­tion and back, con­tin­ued her rich form with vic­to­ry in the half marathon. 

Her fin­ish in one hour, 39 min­utes and 52 sec­onds al­so saw her take home the Cari­com Cat­e­go­ry fe­male first-place prize. 

Among the men, Sanchez Men­doza broke a trend of sec­ond-place fin­ish­es by cross­ing the fin­ish line four min­utes ahead of his close com­peti­tor. De­spite the swel­ter­ing hot sun, the Venezue­lan took 1 hour, 10 min­utes 50 sec­onds to be crowned cham­pi­on, gain­ing the bet­ter of Kenyan Alex Eke­sa (1:14:06). The Kenyan, like Perez, had tak­en part in the 10k event the day be­fore, where he placed sec­ond. 



1- Rich­er Perez Cobas (Cu­ba) 2:51.10, 2- Jose Elmer Ararat Di­az (Colom­bia) 2:52:26, 3- Godf­frey Mbi­hia (Kenya) 3:04:43, 4- Thomas Adams (TT) 3:10:02, 5- Cur­tis Cox (TT) 1:10:53, 6- Michael Hon­ore (TT) 3:12:01, 7- Ade­line Lam­orell (4:06:41).


1- Raquel Agude­lo Berrio (Colom­bia) 3:12:47, 2- Sjae­lan Evans (TT) 3:35:26, 3- Chris­tine Reg­is (3:54:05), 4- Chantel Lemaitre (3:55:26), 5- Do­minique Em Mar­tineau (4:02:51), 6- Camille Her­nan­dez (4:05:04), 7- Ade­line Lam­orell (4:06:41). 



1- Didi­mo Sanchez Men­doza (Venezuela) 1:10.50, 2- Alex Eke­sa (Kenya) 1:14:06, 3- Ju­nior Ash­ton (St Vin­cent) 1:15:49, 4- Shir­van Ba­boolal (TT) 1:16:28, 5- Os­hane Archibald (Ja­maica) 1:21:25, 6- Li­onel D'An­drade (Guyana) 1:23:45, 7- Guswil George (1:23:51). 


1- Cé­line Lestrade (TT) 1:39:52, 2- April Fran­cis (TT) 1:53:00, 3- Pa­tri­cia So­rias (1:58:19), 4- Alana Um­raw (1:59:57), 5- Grit Black­man (2:00:00).


Perez, Agudelo crown Sea-to-Sea marathon champs
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Cuba's Richer Perez Cobas - Tobago Sea-to-Sea marathon winner

Perez, Agudelo crown Sea-to-Sea marathon champs
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Venezuela's Didimo Sanchez Mendoza, the half-marathon winner

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