Monday 24 June, 2019

Japanese runner captures Reggae Marathon

Daichi Okano of Japan after winning the Reggae Marathon on Sunday. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Daichi Okano of Japan after winning the Reggae Marathon on Sunday. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Daichi Okano of Japan outlasted the competition to win the Reggae Marathon in Negril on Sunday morning.

Okano, from his country’s Tottori Prefecture region, won the event in 2:47.17 hours to finish ahead of Jamaican duo, Gregory McKenzie, who covered the distance in 2:49.39, and Troy Pennington, who did 3:49.57.

Ann Viljugrein of Norway won the women’s section in a time of 3:29.09 hours, with second going to Celine Vandenbrouche of Belgium, who did 3:38.54 and third to Victoria Old of the United Kingdom with 3:49.57.

Meanwhile, Jamaica dominated the men’s section of the half marathon, with GC Foster’s Oshane Archibald winning the event in 1:13.21 hours. Kemar Leslie was second in 1:18.03 and Ryon Chambers third in 1:22.17.

Carlie Pipe of Barbados was the winner of the women’s half marathon, covering the course in 1:37.13 hours. Paulina Tautz of Germany was second in 1:38.57 and Arietta Martin of Jamaica third in 1:40.52.

GC Foster was also victorious in the men’s 10K, with Garfield Gordon winning in 31.42. Holmwood’s Samantha Pryce won the women’s equivalent in 41.03.

 

TOP THREE IN OTHER CATEGORIES

MARATHON MASTERS – MEN

Gregory McKenzie (Jamaica) 2:49.39

Colin Graham (Jamaica) 3:07.57

Carlisle Russell (Jamaica) 3:13.03

 

MARATHON MASTERS - WOMEN

Ann Viljugrein – Norway3:29.09

Celine Vandenbrouche – Belgium 3:38.54

Victoria Old United Kingdom 3:49.57

 

HALF MARATHON MASTERS – MEN

Ryon Chambers (Jamaica) 1:22.17

Dany Galarneau (Canada) 1:25.49

Richard Brown (Jamaica) 1:28.23

 

HALF MARATHON MASTERS – WOMEN

Arieta Martin (Jamaica) 1:40.52

Olukemi (Igbon Jamaica) 1:46.35

Janetta Robinson (Jamaica) 1:49.46.

 

HALF MARATHON TEAMS – MEN

Bank Of Jamaica – 4:49.30

Couples Negril – 4:38.05

 

HALF MARATHON TEAMS – WOMEN

Reggae Runnerz – 4:32.06

Bank of Jamaica – 4:54.59

Advanced Integrated Systems – 5:27.06

 

10K MASTERS – MEN

Oral Anderson (Jamaica) 42.56

Dave Carpenter (Canada) 43.55

Ed Jones (United Kingdom) 44.27

 

10K MASTERS – WOMEN

Penny Andrews (United Kingdom) 48.45

Tanishia Billups (USA) 51:24

Rachel Clary 9USA) 52.45)

 

10K HIGH SCHOOL TEAM – MEN

Jamaica College – 3:01.52

St Jago – 3:06.04

Holmwood – 3:17.43

 

10K HIGH SCHOOL TEAM - WOMEN

Holmwood – 3:33.38

Bellefield – 3:52.24

Rusea’s 3:55.32

 

10K MEN’S TEAM

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