Kelvin Johnson captured the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) 40th Edition title, in Chaguaramas, yesterday.
Running four laps of the bicycle path, Johnson completed the 26.2-mile race in two hours, 55 minutes, 33 seconds. The Guyanese-born athlete earned $7,500 for his early morning run on the western peninsula.
Elvis Turner clocked 2:58:58 to finish second in the men’s race, with third spot going to 2005 champion Curtis Cox in 3:25:22. Anand Baal (3:35:45) and Narvin Beharry (3:36:00) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
Yesterday’s race, staged in honour of the late Anthony Harford, was the first T&T Marathon on the Chaguaramas bicycle path.
“It was definitely a success,” TTIM chairperson Diane Henderson told the Express. “We had three or four people at water stops, as opposed to over 200, so it was manageable and controlled.
“Within a minute of the start,” Henderson continued, “the field was totally spread out, almost in the order they eventually finished.”