Josiah-Tanner, Thomas win Telesur 10k in Suriname


Overseas-based Guyanese distance athlete, Euleen Josiah-Tanner, made easy work of her competition on Monday when the Telesur 10k was held in Suriname.

Cleveland Thomas (extreme left) won on the male side

Josiah-Tanner was clear of all her opponents and clocked a time of 40m, 25s to win the event in dominating fashion. “It was very humid, but I had no competition. Alicia Jack and Ashanti Scott gave me some competition in my first mile, but after that it was cool, Scott finished third but Jack did not finish,” Jossiah-Tanner told News Room Sport.

Meanwhile, Cleveland Thomas pipped his training partner Winston Missenger to win the male version of the event. Thomas clocked 34m, 15s to win the event for a second straight time in a photo finish, ending with his club mate Missenger.

“It was really tough for me; Missenger really gave me a run, but fortunately I pipped him for the win to win this race again,” Thomas noted. Jossiah-Tanner will next race on May 7 in Pennsylvania in the Broad Street 10-mile run, while Thomas is expected back in Guyana.



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