T&T's Nero third in Run Barbados 10k
Top female Trinidad and Tobago long distance runner Tonya Nero finished third among the women in the Run Barbados 10K 2012 Saturday in Bridgetown.
On a flat and traffic free course, Nero, this year's female UWI SPEC Half Marathon champion, finished behind eventual champion Kenya's Leah Kigen (34 minutes, 46 seconds) and Canada's Megan Brown (34:53). The T&T national half marathon record holder posted a time of 35:36.
Overall winner Silas Kisorio of Kenya made a winning debut, raising his arms as he approached the finish line and hundreds of Barbadians and visitors cheered until the 29-year-old stopped the clock in 30:58 minutes. Canadian Matt Loiselle, who had been among the leaders from the start, finished in the No. 2 slot for the second consecutive year in 31:06 and Jamaican Shawn Pitter, who did not feel well at the start, stuck it out to the end, moving up one spot to take third in 31:20.
Defending champion Richard Kessio of Kenya did not finish, dropping out at Fontabelle.
Two of Pitter's compatriots-Kirk Browne and Rupert Green-rounded out the top five in 31:37 and 32:13 respectively, while Guyana's Kelvin Johnson (33:07) and Cleveland Forde (33:48) took the next two places.