KENYAN Douglas Mwiti showed his winning form as he topped the 10-kilometer race of the fundraising footrace dubbed “Scholar Run 2015” yesterday at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.
The running event, which aimed to raise funds for Lihuk Panaghiusa Inc.’s scholarship program for the less fortunate Cebuano students, drew more than a hundred runners but it was Mwiti who took the spotlight.
Mwiti, who has not won in Cebu races since July, got himself back on the winning track after clocking 33 minutes and 53 seconds.
Arnel Florentino finished at second place with a time of 34:21 while John Daryl Manos placed third, clocking 36:05.
Melody Perez topped the distaff side as she finished in 42:06. Geneda Arquino trailed her at second place with a time of 43:17 while Mary Joy Castor placed third, finishing in 51:15.
Keisha Mae Delechos and John Cliff Debolusan shared the top spot in the 5k division.
Debolusan clocked 16:01 to win the men’s race while Delechos breasted the finish line at the 20:45 mark for the female division crown.
Debolusan’s closest pursuer was Kenyan Abraham Missos, who finished in 16:42. Ian Refuela placed third, clocking 17:16.
Jenisel Samalia (21:15) placed second to Delechos followed by the latter’s younger sister, Irish, who took the third spot with a mark of 25:58
Winning in the 3k race were Rowell Algufera (09:21) and Rosemarie Tumamak (13:27).
The race was handled by veteran race director Joel Baring of SAFE.