Sunday, April 14, 2024

Kessio does it all over

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Richard Kessio sure loves to run Barbados. No matter where in the country.

The course may have been unfamiliar, but the winner was definitely no stranger, with the defending Kenyan champ capping yet another dominant Powerade Run Barbados Series by winning yesterday’s half-marathon on Bay Street.

Running unaccompanied for all but the first eight minutes of the 13-mile event, Kessio overcame a very brief challenge from Rwandan Disi Diuedonne and a slight change in the return route to win quite easily in one hour, nine minutes and 24 seconds.

It marked his second win in as many days following yesterday’s 10K triumph, and seventh overall in five years for the wiry but affable Kenyan, who also did the “double” last year and in 2011 to go along with a 2010 marathon victory.

“It was good and I enjoyed the course, even with the change because I found it to be nice,” said Kessio of the route change that took him through Black Rock, Eagle Hall, Barbarees Hill, Baxters Road and Tudor Street instead of the customary return leg down Spring Garden.

“The weather here is always so nice and I just like to run here in Barbados.”

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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