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Burey And Blagrove Dominate PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run

Horace Burey and Karlene Blagrove dominated the PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run in the male and female run categories respectively. The 2012 Run which took place on Sunday, Ferbuary 19th on the streets of New Kingston had over 16,000 registered participants and donations resulting in over $33,100,820.00 being raised to date for Chain of Hope Jamaica to improve the cardiac unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

Burey completed the 5k race in 14 minutes and 49 seconds to gain victory over Andrew Gutzmore who had a finishing time of 14 minutes and 58 seconds and Kerey Benjamin in third place with 15 minutes and 12 seconds. Burey, who registered through Island Smiles has participated for over six years claimed the number one spot two years consecutively, is elated with this achievement. “It feel good to be the winner but is a lot of work I had to train very hard; I had to get a good check up at the doctor, eat right and do a lot of long distance running,” he said.

Blagrove, who won the female competition, copped the number one spot in 19 minutes and 4 seconds ahead of Juliette Dinnal who crossed the finish line in 22 minutes and 14 seconds   while Carey-Ann Williams placed third in 22 minutes and 44 seconds.

Two time winner, Horace Burey, crossed the finish line of the 14th annual PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run in a stunning 14 minutes and 49 seconds.  Over 16,000 participants registered for Run held in on Sunday, February 19, 2012.  Runners, walkers and wheel chair participants departed the starting line promptly at 7:30 a.m. on Knutsford Boulevard and crossed the finish line at Emancipation Park.  The participants poured out in support of Chain of Hope Jamaica’s cardiac programme at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, this year’s beneficiary of over $33 Million.
Blagrove who has participated in several stagings of the annual PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run, says victory came to her with much delight. “I am always running in road races so I had to participate in this race. I had no challenges; from the moment I got to the start line and saw other elite runners missing I said to myself I have this race,” she said.

Ricardo Neins of Petrojam Limited took the top spot in the Executive Management Run Category. Bruce James topped the open male walk in 30 minutes and 8 seconds while Paulette Thompson emerged champion for the open female walk in 37 minutes and 20 minutes.

Colleen Morrison in 33 minutes and 22 seconds beat Vinnette Green and Maureen Saunders in the female wheelchair competition. Sheldon Cox copped the top spot in the male wheelchair race in 30 minutes and 15 seconds.

The 14th annual Run got on the way at 7:30am on Knutsford Boulevard and culminated at Emancipation Park on Oxford Road in New Kingston. This year’s run was held in celebration of Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee and received strong support from Her Excellency The Most Honourable Lady Allen, Dr. The Honourable R. Danny Williams and Dr. The Honorable Usain Bolt.

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