Guyanese athletes continued their regional dominance on Monday and swept nearly every category in the Telesur 10k run which was staged in Paramaribo, Suriname.
In the Open category, it was a photo finish as Cleveland Thomas and Winston Messingher made a dash to the finish line to secure first and second respectively.
Thomas, who last placed second in the event moved into first this year with a time of 34 minutes 19 seconds (34m:19s) and one millisecond while Messingher who has also moved up a position to second after finishing third in the last three times he entered the race, finished just a millisecond behind his countryman.
Also in the mix was Guyana Defense Force’s Thyson Bentinck who copped seventh position in his category and ninth position overall in a time of 38 minutes and six seconds (38m:6s).
Meanwhile, United States-based Guyanese, Euleen Josiah-Tanner extended her dominating run in the 35 years and older senior female category to four consecutive victories. Josiah-Tanner took just 40 minutes and 29 seconds (40m:29s) to record her win as well as finish 14th overall.
Ashanti Scott, also of GDF was the winner of the senior female category but 25th overall in a time of 45 minutes and 51 seconds (45m:51s).