Brodeur wins High Mtn 10K 3rd time
Andrew Brodeur of Shore Athletic Club, New Jersey, proved he had the stamina to take the annual Jamaica Standard Products High Mountain 10K title for a third time. He was undeterred by Jamaica's most rigorous 10K course and came determined to retain his title, which he did in a time of 33:32.
He admitted that he was happy for the rain which gave him added energy towards the finish line. His compatriot, Danielle Tauro, successfully regained her 2012 title in a time of 40:54. She admited that the High Mountain Coffee 10K is the most difficult she has ever run and really looked forward to the challenge.
Both runners also love the Jamaican people, especially those who cheered them on along the route. Tauro and Brodeur vow to be back in 2016 to defend their titles.
Kirk Brown of Seek in Kingston placed second with a time of 34:28 and has his sights set on the 10K title in 2016. So does his compatriot, Dwayne Graham, who finished in a time of 34:44. Everyone can expect a showdown among Brodeur, Brown and Graham along the Winston Jones Highway next year.
Twelve-year-old Anesha Lawrence of Bellefield High School was the winner of the 5K Run in 20:09, followed by her schoolmate Ashanti Levy, who finished in 20:26.
In third place was Chantae Smith of St Elizabeth Technical High School in 20:49. Shemar Salmon of St. Elizabeth Technical High School burst the tape at 16:07 to take the 5K male title.
The 5K Walk was won by Rohan Gordon of Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa and Paula Sinclair of Ageless Wonders in 27:14 and 33:33, respectively.
Sponsors for the 32nd High Mountain Coffee Road Race were Lucozade Sports, Power Services Company Limited, Jamaica Observer, Power 106 FM, Irie FM, Jamaica Drip Irrigation, Mitchell Elliott & Associates, KLAS ESPN Sports FM 89, Holsum Bakery, JP Foods, Barita Investments, Manchester Co-operative Credit Union, Jack Sprat, Fence Masters, The Mandeville Hotel, Bullhead Mountain Spring Water, JP Tropical Foods, Sun Island Limited, Happy Ice, Sanco's Trucking and 20Twenty Promotions & Events.