19-year-old Willan George, originally from Gouyave, Grenada, is the winner of the 2016 Run de Spice Marathon, completing the 42.2 km road race in a time of 4:41:25.
Willan, running for the reachwithin team, a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting vulnerable children in Grenada, was closely followed by Cleve Pile from Trinidad & Tobago with a time of 4:42:18. Finishing third was Philomena Robertson, who has run for Grenada and reachwithin at the New York City Marathon, in a time of 5:31:47.
In addition to the marathoners, dozens of runners adorned with glowing bracelets and flashing lights raced along the scenic route to complete the Run de Spice half-marathon and 5K races, truly making the event Grenada’s brightest marathon experience. Winning the half-marathon and 5K races were Barbadians Karim Maycock and Dwayne Atherley in times of 1:47:01 and 23:48 respectively. In a small prize-giving ceremony following the races, Marc DeCaul, director of deSpice Events, commended the runners for their determination and tremendous effort.
For full race results and photos from Run de Spice 2016, visit www.despiceevents.com