Mc Dowall wins women’s segment of South America 10k
Guyana is becoming a good hunting ground for female Vincentian long distance runner Linda Mc Dowall, who, last Sunday, won the South America 10k there.
Mc Dowall, in winning the womenâs segment, timed 39 minutes 50 seconds, a clocking which she said was âslowâ, to her standards.
When Mc Dowall copped the CARICOM 10K last year in Guyana, her time was 37 minutes and 57 seconds.
She claimed that last Sundayâs South American race was run in the afternoon, unlike the morning event of the 2016 CARICOM 10K.
Hence, Mc Dowall complained of the âheatâ, during last Sundayâs race.
Despite the discomfort, Mc Dowall outduelled Kenisha Pascal of Grenada, who was second in a time of 40 minutes 44 seconds and third was Guyanese Maria Urquhart, in 44 minutes 20 seconds.
St Vincent and the Grenadinesâ other representative at the South America 10K, Junior Ashton, was fifth in the menâs bracket, as he stopped the clock at 35 minutes 53 seconds.
Host Guyana swept the three top places, with Cleveland Forde first, in 33 minutes 42 seconds, Cleveland Thomas second, in 33 minutes 51 seconds and Winston Missigher third, in a clocking of 34 minutes 05 seconds.
Placing fourth was the durable Curtis Cox of Trinidad and Tobago, in 34 minutes 18 seconds.