Bett recovers by topping Red Cross run 2012
KENYAN Moses Bett bounced back from a forgettable run in Negros Occidental by ruling the 21-kilometer race of yesterday’s Red Cross Humanity Run 2012 at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.
Bett competed in the 42-kilometer, high altitude run of the Mount Patag Eco-Adventure Endurance Challenge in Silay City recently but failed to finish as he surrendered just a few kilometers away from the finish line.
But in yesterday’s fund-raising run of the Philippine National Red Cross Lapu-Lapu Cordova Chapter, Bett made sure he would come out on top.
Running as the only Kenyan in the race after his compatriots competed in the Insurers Green Run (see separate story), Bett was simply unchallenged as he cruised to the finish line in 1:17.00 to win the 21k crown. Karla Cosep dominated the female side with a time of 1:52.55.
Joel Delposo topped the 12k men’s race with a time of 44:22 while Keisha Mae Delechos placed first in the female side with a time of 1:00.29.
Dominador Berou and Lucia Suico topped the 6k race with times of 25:22 and 41:28, respectively.
Around 1,300 runners answered the starting gun of the running event that was also held in line with the upcoming fiesta celebration of Our Lady of the Rule on Nov. 21. /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL
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