Kenyans dominate 20k category of Insurers Green run
KENYAN runners headed by veteran Josphat Too dominated the 20-kilometer race of the first ever Insurers Green Run yesterday at the Cebu Business Park.
Too dominated the 20k race with a time of 1:05.58 followed by fellow Kenyans Elliud Kering and Abraham Missous, who wound up second and third, respectively. Kering clocked 1:08.58 while Missous finished in 1:09.45.
Cebuanos Noel Tillor and Adonis Singson settled for fourth and fifth places. Tillor clocked 1:13.49 while Singson had a time of 1:18.40.
Completing the Kenyan domination were the performances of Douglas Mwiti and Francis Kakui in the 12k category of the race organized by the Cebu Insurers Club Inc. (CICI). Mwiti clocked 40:48 for first place while Kakui settled for second with a time of 41:53. Riez Enriquez placed third with a time of 44.05.
The Andrins, Jhean and Lovely Fe, snatched the first and second places, respectively, in the female side of the 12k race. The older Jhean finished in 57:58 while Lovely Fe clocked 58:23. Mary Jane Beboso was at third with a time of 59:53.
Local ace Cristy Sevellino-Tutor, meanwhile, captured another title as she topped the 20k women’s side with a time of 1:33.08.
University of Southern Philippines-Foundation’s (USP-F) Joeyry Lee claimed second place, clocking 1:46.53, while Patrober Chebet rounded off the top three with a time of 1:35.08.
The youngest Andrin, Cherry, placed first in the 6k race with a time of 26:14 while Jobert Carolino topped the men’s side with a time of 21:29.
Alex Loloy and Tessie Escasinas won in the 20k masters division with times of 1:29.14 and 1:55.32, respectively. Aiza Suaybaguio and Jorry Ycong were the fastest runners in the 3k race. Suaybaguio clocked 13:58 while Ycong had a time of t10:49.
The run aimed to promote environmental awareness to students and the public as well. /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL
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