Sunday 26 January, 2020

Japanese man, Englishwoman win Reggae Marathon 2019

Daichi Hosoda from Japan, who won the men's section of Reggae Marathon 2019 in Negril, Westmoreland on Sunday morning. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Daichi Hosoda from Japan, who won the men's section of Reggae Marathon 2019 in Negril, Westmoreland on Sunday morning. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Daichi Hosoda from Japan won the men's section, with Rosamund Ponder from England capturing the women's section of Reggae Marathon 2019, which took place in Negril, Westmoreland on Sunday morning.

Hosoda clocked 2:37.37 to finish ahead of Jamaicans Gregory McKenzie, who did 2:45.36, and Winthrope Wellington, who ended in 2:51.07.

Ponder was timed in 3:13.06 to beat Amandao Nadeau from Canada, who did 3:33.49, and Midori Iwata from Japan, who came in third in 3:40.25.

Rosamund Ponder from England capturing the women's section of Reggae Marathon 2019 in Negril, Westmoreland on Sunday morning.

The men's Half Marathon was won by Henry Thomas of UCC Steppas, who recorded a time of 1:12.20, as Kevin Campbell who ran unattached was second in 1:21.57, and Dale Morgan of MoBay Movers third in 1:25.54.

Franziska Fallman from Germany took the women's Half Marathon in 1:36.17, with Elizabeth Mondon second in 1:37.23, and Aretha Martin of Jake's Hotel third in 1:44 51.

UCC Steppas' Garfield Gordon won the men's 10K to record back-to-back victories, as he took the event last year when he represented GC Foster College.

Reggae Marathon 2019

Gordon clocked 32.59 minutes for victory ahead of Romoy Grant of Bellfield High School, who did 34.29, and Dontae Hudson, also of Bellfield, who clocked 36.35.

The women's 10K was won by St Jago's 13-year-old student, Nikeisha Henry, who did 39.51 minutes, with her teammate, Rushell Johnson, finishing second in 40.51. Samantha Pryce of Holmwood Technical High School was third in 42.16.

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