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DISTANCE runners Curtis Cox repeated as champion of the 10K in the Guardian Group SHINE Charity Run/Walk event on Saturday evening while Samantha Shukla did the same in the women’s category in the 5k.

The action in the third edition of the event unfolded at the Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair, Port-of-Spain, where the races started and ended.

Cox continues his amazing career adding another title, winning in a time of 35 minutes and 18 seconds, ahead of inaugural winner T&T-based Guyanese Kelvin Johnson, who was second in 35.28. Third was Ted John in 37.35.

Winning the women’s race was Celine Lestrade in 44.04. Chantel Le Maitre was second in 46.25 and Gina Hart (47.50) was third. Last year’s winner Tonya Nero did not compete.

Matthew Hagley, who was runner-up in the 10K last year, clocked 15.50 to win the 5K beating George Smith (16.23) and Lionel D’andrade (16.47) into second and third, respectively.

Shukla regained her women’s 5k after crossing in 18.34. She beat Nicol Khelawan (20.52) and Rachel Grosberg (21.40), to the line.

The event, which is called SHINE, an acronym for “Securing Hope for Those In Need” is geared towards raising funds to secure hope for those in need. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards different charities.

The charities to benefit from this year’s race proceeds are: in Trinidad, Just Because Foundation, Rainbow Rescue, Jaya Lakshmi, Mayor’s Children Fund, Couva Children’s Home and Crisis Nursery, Express Children’s Fund, PlayAble Caribbean and Bridge of Hope and in Tobago, Healing with Horses and Sylphil House of Love. The event had some 5,000 participants that took part in running and walking for a good cause for the festive season. — Reporting Rachael King

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10K
Men: 1 Curtis Cox 35.18; 2 Kelvin Johnson 35.28; 3 Ted John- 37.35; 4 Brian Maynard 39.13; 5 Nigel Simon 39.19
Women: 1 Celine Lestrade 44.04; 2 Chantel Le Maitre 46.25; 3 Gina Hart 47.50; 4 Kathryn Bernard 48.04; 5 Fatima Estrada 48.09
AGE-GROUP WINNERS
U-20
Men: 1 Christian Bahadur 40.57; 2 Gregg Hackett 43.39; 3 Sergio Des Vignes 43.56
Women: 1 Kiszel Joseph 1:51.48
20-29
Men: 1 Omesh Persaud 42.27; 2 Kendall Romany 43.05; 3 Christian Hall 43.35
Women: 1 Genevieve Mummery 50.16; 2 Zara Suite-Stewart 51.29; 3 Darcel Aguillera 56.15
30-39
Men: 1 Simon Francois 42.12; 2 Kris Deonanan 42.25; 3 Kern Roberts 44.33
Women: 1 Cherise Robinson 48.52; 2 Shayna Serrette-Pilgrim 50.23; 3 Alexia Jacques 51.30
40-49
Men: 1 Brian Maynard 39.13; 2 Nigel Simon 39.19; 3 Kerwyn Mahabir 40.41
Women: 1 Kathryn Bernard 48.04; 2 Fatima Estrada 48.09; 3 Janelle Noel 53.30
50-59
Men: 1 Hayden Kurban 43.20; 2 Robert Sharpe 45.46; 3 Sherwin George 48.45
Women: 1 Wendy Shallow 56.43; 2 Noelyn Davis 59.40; 3 Anna Pounder 1:00.09
60-plus
Men: 1 Nimchan Ramsaroop 48.39; 2 Wayne Solomon 48.40; 3 Winston Stewart 51.30
Women: 1 Joy Ryan 1:00.00; 2 Susannah Joefield 1:00.52; 3 Marguerite Aanensen 1:03.58
Overall
Men: 1 Matthew Hagley 15.50; 2 George Smith 16.23; 3 Lionel D’andrade 16.47; 4 Jameel Cupidore 17.12; 5 Jamal Wilson 17.42
Women: 1 Samantha Shukla 18.34; 2 Nicol Khelawan 20.52; 3 Rachel Grosberg 21:40; 4 Rosemond Edwards 21.58; 5 Brineal Paponette 24.02
AGE-GROUP WINNERS
U-20
Men: 1 Genesis Joseph 17.43; 2 Myles Jackson 17.53; 3 Sebastian Rudden 18.30
Women: 1 Imani Bishop 26.10; 2 Okia Bratwaite 26.14; 3 Kimberly Eastman 26.22
20-29
Men: 1 Rommel Bahadur 18.09; 2 Jamal Joseph 18:28; 3 Ryan Dick 19.06
Women: 1 Shawn Lee Lum 26.06; 2 Brittney Johson 26.22; 3 Nikita Findlay 26.40
30-39
Men: 1 Kingsley Benjamin 19.36; 2 Raymond Cadiz 21.17; 3 Anthony Lakhan 21.43
Women: 1 Jenna Gomes 24.48; 2 Roxanne Mc Kenna 25.13; 3 Theresa Calliste 26.45
40-49
Men: 1 Oneal Paponette 21.32; 2 Allister Livingston 21.39; 3 Kevin Snaggs 22.04
Women: 1 Nicola Boucaud-Pierre 24.33; 2 Robetha Baptiste 27.24; 3 3 Deborah Phipps 27.24
50-59
Men: 1 Curtis Brereton 19.45; 2 Dexter Serrette 20.24; 3 Anderson Alder 21.23
Women: 1 Charmaine Superville 27.37; 2 Suzan Garcia 28.22; 3 Yvonne Arthur 28.54
60-plus
Men: 1 David Isaac 23:33; 2 Mervyn Coutain 25.563 Errol Harripersad 29.50
Women: 1 Cheryl Cruickshank 1951 29.50; 2 Roberta Henry 30.03; 3 Rosemarie Joseph 33.47.

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