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Henderson aims for closed Marathon course
A number of participants of the T&T
International Marathon (TTIM) on Jan-
uary 21 found much to complain about
following the 36th edition of the race.
Some took to social media to air their
dissatisfaction with race organisers, in
a race which they claimed were dogged
with traf ic issues and lack of water sta-
Chairman of the T&T Marathon Com-
mittee, Dianne Henderson acknowl-
edged their concerns and assured that
her organisation will be working on
improving where they may have fallen
short for next's year edition.
"The route has been experiencing
the same challenges as before," said
Henderson. "We have a perennial
problem in traf ic.
"Our aim is to have a closed course.
We were working on having it imple-
mented in this edition. We got prelimi-
nary approval granted by the Ministry
of Works and it had to be supplemented
by the Maxi Taxi Association and the
police but it came just before the race
and we were not able to implement it.
"We will be de initely be working on
this for next year's edition with plan-
ning starting soon after the Carnival
"We want to improve the traf ic
problem particularly along the Eastern
Main Road. We are working towards
having the use of the bus route, di-
ACCOMPLISHMENT: A participant crosses the finish
line during the T&T International Marathon last
month at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
verting traf ic so it
will be a traf ic-less
a closed course,
we will be able to
re-measure and cer-
tify the course so it
can recognised by
Marathons and Dis-
tance Races) to even
function as a qual-
i ier for any other
AIMS works to-
gether with IAAF to
ensure that its road
races are measured accurately. All AIMS races
must be measured by an accredited AIMS/IAAF
"This will encourage more international run-
ners to participate and thereby increase tour-
This year's event was dominated by foreign
athletes with Stephen Njoroge of Mexico touch-
ing the tape irst. Njoroge who is originally from
Kenya is based in Mexico won in two hours,
23 minutes and four seconds (2.23.04) holding
off his brother Simon Njoroge, who clocked
2:34.36. Third was Andres Malaver of Columbia
in 2: 26.05. Leah Kigen was the top woman to
cross in a time of 3:00:11, to inish 11th overall.
On the water stations, Henderson said she
didn't receive complaints, in fact they were
"We were complimented for having more
water stations than last year. Gatorade was all
along the way also," said Henderson.
"We did get positive comments on this year's
race. We will work towards more, if not better
communication, leading into the race with run-
ners, to provide better service to the athlete.
"We apologise for the challenges that we had,"
said Henderson. "Generally though we did fairly
well and people enjoyed the run.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank
our sponsors Col ire, Kiss, Command Perfor-
mance, Subway, Gatorade, Blue Waters, NLCB
and Ministry of Tourism," said Henderson.
"We did get positive
comments on this year's race.
We will work towards more,
if not better communication,
leading into the race with
runners, to provide
better service to the athlete."
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