[www.inewsguyana.com] – Overseas based distance athlete, Lionel D’Andrade retained his Suriname Marathon title on Sunday with a dominating run.
D’Andrade seemed comfortable throughout the event and eventually finished the race unchallenged to clock two hours, 57mins 50s to top Suriname’s Sykerio Simpson who finished second in three hours, four minutes 31s. Guillerme Udenhout was third in three hours, seven minutes and four seconds.
D’Andrade, who won the event last year in a much faster time, explained the time drop off.
“I had Chikungunya so I wasn’t 100 percent and I was not running for time, I was just running to retain my title,” D’Andrade told iNews Sport.
Meanwhile, on the distaff side, USA based athlete, Euleen Jossiah-Tanner finished second in a time of three hours and 41mins while Guyanese master’s athlete, Carlene Phillips was third in four hours and nine minutes.
D’Andrade will likely compete in two more events to close out his season starting with the Trinidad Cross Country scheduled for Sunday, November 30.