GDF promotes South American 10k winner Nicholson


The country’s latest South American 10k Road Classic Champion, Marlon Nicholson, a serving member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), has received additional recognition for his November 21st achievement.

According to a GDF release, Private Nicholson is now a Substantive Lance Corporal.

LCPL Nicholson received his new badge of rank from Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Godfrey Bess following the conclusion of the Force Quarterly Fitness Competition at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri, on Friday.

Brigadier Bess encouraged the soldier, who is a member of the 3 1 Special Forces Squadron, to continue to give his best.

The Chief-of-Staff, Officers and Ranks of the Guyana Defence Force congratulated LCPL Nicholson on this achievement.

Victory! Marlon Nicholson won the South American 10k on Sunday (November 21, 2021)

Last Sunday, little had been said about Nicholson prior to the 19th staging of the South American 10k, organised by the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), but after the stunning performance, a lot will be remembered.

The likes of defending champion Winston Missigher, the favoured challenger Cleveland Thomas, and the budding talent of Sir Kennard Hartog, and even Audwin Tudor were touted as the potential winners, but it was the relatively unknown talent who stole the show.

Chest high, the 25-year-old strolled to the finish line thirty-three minutes, 27.80 seconds, with Missigher (33:38.30s) and Audwin Tudor (33:39.30s) having a close finish for the other two podium spots.

Thomas (34:33.30s) and Ronell Newton (35:54.60s) rounded off the top five.

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