Brown, Dixon win Burger King 10K

November 07, 2016
Kirk Brown goes through the finishing line to top yesterday's Portmore Burger King 10k road race in 31 minutes 55 seconds. Contributed
VERE Technical Britney Dixon (left) female champion of yesterday's Portmore Burger King 10k Road Race receives her winning trophy from Ricardo Brooks, sponsorship Manager of Burger King. Contributed
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With very cool conditions prevailing for most of the morning due to persistent showers, defending champion Kirk Brown and Britnie Dixon of Vere Technical were in immaculate form at yesterday's Burger King Portmore 'Run Di Road' 10K road race, capturing the male and female titles in convincing style.

Brown, who was winning the event for a fifth time in four years, clocked 31:55, as he did a year ago.

The in-form Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster College had to settle for second in 32:14, while former Mavis Bank High athlete, Garfield Gordon, was third in 32:17.

Brown, who less than 12 hours earlier captured the Guardian Life Night 5K in New Kingston, showed no form of tiredness as he proved that he is the best in the island on the road and took control of the race early.

"It was not hard for me as, in the first part of the race, the other runners ran to my advantage. They went out very fast, but that suited me because I know that I have strong endurance and good top-end speed," said Brown.

Dixon was in a no nonsense mood, dominating her rivals to be the first female to finish in 40:59 seconds, ahead of Church Teachers' College's Melissa Tyme in 41:04 and Edwin Allen High's Kiara Grant, third, in 41:14.

"It was a very competitive race, but I was confident in winning as my strategy was to just get out very fast on my rivals, knowing that they would have difficulty in catching me back, and I just increased my speed," Dixon said.

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