Guyanese athletes perform well at Suriname 10K Run.

Guyanese athletes perform well at Suriname 10K Run.

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).


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