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Spotlight on Burger King Portmore 10K

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

André Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

The Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix makes its second and penultimate stop in the Sunshine City today, with the staging of the Burger King Portmore 10K.

Following on the heels of the Montego Bay 7K last month, the island's top road runners will continue their hunt for the $40,000 top prize for the overall male and female champions, with Kirk Brown and Monifa Green holding the cards going into today's event.

The Portmore 10K will commence at 7 a.m. at Burger King Portmore Mall.

Bounce back

Defending Grand Prix champions Shawn Pitter and Marleena Eubanks will be looking to bounce back from last month's losses and make up some ground going into the series closing December 1 Reggae Marathon in Negril.

Brown won the Montego Bay leg with a time of 22.29, with Pitter stopping the clock at 22.41.

Damion Bent was third in 22.47, with Lorenzo Wedderburn, 23.52, and Kevin Campbell, 24.16, rounding out the top-five male finishers.

Green, who finished 71st overall, was first in her category, winning ahead of the Edwin Allen pair of Eubanks and Asshanni Robb, who finished 81st and 83rd overall.

Green posted 29.17 for her win, with Eubanks finishing second in 30.08 and Robb crossing the line in 30.12.