Palmenia Raquel Agudelo

FLASHBACK: Colombian Palmenia Raquel Agudelo wins the 2018 First Citizens UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon women’s race. --Photo: ROBERT TAYLOR

The top five finishers in last year’s First Citizens UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon are expected to be back in action in the 2019 edition of the 13.1-mile race, scheduled to start at 5am tomorrow outside the UWI SPEC indoor facility, in St Augustine. Didimo Sanchez captured the men’s title in 2018, finishing well ahead of his fellow-Venezuelan Pedro Mora. Trinidad and Tobago athletes, Matthew Hagley, Shirvan Baboolal and Sherwyn Stapleton were third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

The men’s field also includes Kenyan Alex Ekesa, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) runner Junior Ashton, Suriname’s Guillermo Udenhout, T&T’s Curtis Cox, George Smith and Nicholas Romany, Guyanese Lionel Dandrade and Colombian Jose Elmer Ararat Diaz, the husband of 2018 UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon women’s champion Palmenia Raquel Agudelo.


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