Garfield Gordon, Elizabeth Mondon triumph at Sigma Corporate Run
Garfield Gordon wins the 22nd staging of the annual Sigma Corporate Run in New Kingston on Sunday, February 16, 2020. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid).
UCT Steppas' Garfield Gordon and Elizabeth Mondon of Spartan Health Club took the respective 5K titles at the 22nd staging of the annual Sigma Corporate Run on Sunday in New Kingston.
On a perfect day for running, which saw Prime Minister Andrew Holness among the participants in the fundraising event that started at Emancipation Park, Gordon led the 12,722 runners from start to finish to easily succeed in 16 minutes and 57 seconds.
Joshua Hunte was well beaten into second place in 17 minutes and 17 seconds. Dewayne Graham (17:40), Loven McCook (17:41) and Kosiani Dunkley (17:59) complete the top five in the men's 5K.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (No. 193) competes in the Sigma Corporate Run.
Holness completed the trip in 32 minutes and 55 seconds, a time that placed him at number 1,223 out of the 12,722 runners.
Mondon, who passed 41 runners during her effort, retained the female title in 22 minutes and 42 seconds, a time that handed her 37th overall. She also won in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2019.
Elizabeth Mondon wins the female 5K Run section of the Sigma Corporate Run.
Road race veteran Arieta Martin was the second female to finish the 5K. She came home in 23 minutes and seven seconds for 45th place overall. Jozanne Harris (23:44), Jodan Reid (24:13) and Tamesha Spooner (24:29) complete the top five in the female 5K section.
Duwell Allen and Olympian Olivia McKoy, another road race veteran, took the male and female titles in the 5K Walk.
Allen clocked 30 minutes and 18 seconds to top the 5K Walk. Lenworth Hunter finished second in 31 minutes and 44 seconds. Gladstone Johnson (32:20), Gosford Lawrence (34:32) and Oswy Gayle (34:06) round off the top five in the walk.
McKoy, who represented Jamaica in the javelin throw, clocked 35 minutes and 37 seconds to top the female section, a time that handed her seventh overall. Paula Sinclair was well beaten into second place in 36 minutes and 56 seconds.
The Sigma Corporate Run is regarded as the largest 5K in this part of the hemisphere.
Funds raised from this year's run will support the Bustamante Hospital for Children, the Savanna-La-Mar Hospital and the Clifton Boys’ Home.
2020 Sigma Corporate Run