David Street retains Round Rarotonga Road Race title.
Close to 30 runners and walkers lined up at
5.30am for the Round Rarotonga Road Race outside the old Banana Court on
Defending champions David Street, pictured,
took the 31km event out, crossing the line in two hours and 43 minutes. Close
behind was Kevin Henderson who completed the race in two hours 49 minutes
marking his 30th consecutive Round Raro race. Coming in third for the 31km
men’s race was David Healy.
In the women’s division, Adriana Skurosz took
the top spot with a time of three hours and 4 minutes. Lucille Meyer came in second after
finishing the race in three hours and 12 minutes. Coming in third place was
Over 280 runners and walkers lined up at 7.30am at Muri
for the 10km race.
Winning the 10km race was Rupeni
Mataitoga, who earlier in the year won the 10km division in the BSP Aitutaki
Marathon. Mackenzi Wichman took home the women’s 10km title.
Runners had favourable cool conditions but challenging
wind to battle through during parts of the course.
Profits generated from the event went towards
Athletics Cook Islands junior development team.
First place women's 10km walker crosses the line. 21092603
David Healy, takes third place for the men's 31km race. 21092610