by ANDRE E BAPTISTE

The last Sun­day in Jan­u­ary was the T&T In­ter­na­tion­al Marathon (TTIM).

TTOC president Brian Lewis,centre, is flanked by Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat,left, and Mayor of Port of Spain Joel Martinez after they completed the TT International Marathon, on Sunday, at the Queen's Park Savannah.

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) extends its thanks and appreciation for the support extended to the Team TTO #10golds24 #marathonwalk group who participated in the 37th edition of the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon. 42 individuals walked either the entire 26.2 mile distance from start to finish or joined in along the way.

Since starting the marathon walk in 2015, this year was the first time such a large number of persons committed to the walk.

The TTOC in particular would like to thank the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon Committee for allowing the TTOC to enter the TT International marathon, corporate Trinidad and Tobago and members of the public for their support.

Special mention and acknowledgement to the many individuals in particular children who encouraged the marathon participants along the marathon route, the volunteers at the water stations who gave words of support, Ramps Logistics, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Physical Training Instructors, the media and i95.5fm.

The Marathon walk is a cause related initiative intended to raise awareness and to generate donations for the TTOC #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation fund. This year the TTOC was also proud to support Robert Dumas’s participation for Cancer and Diabetic patients in need of emergency operations and medical assistance and Anton LaFond and the Eshe’s Learning Centre.

Team TTO - Marathon Walk 2019

  1. Elizabeth Griffith(i955fm)
  2. Kerron 'Sunny Bling' Sealey(TTOC Cultural Ambassador)
  3. Andre Baptiste(i955fm)
  4. Nigel Baptiste(Managing Director Republic Bank Ltd and President and Chief Executive Officer Republic Financial Holdings Ltd)
  5. Tony Lee(i955fm)
  6. Brian Lewis
  7. Aasan Lewis(T&T National 7s rugby)
  8. Maria Thomas
  9. Curtis Nero(TTOC Treasurer)
  10. CaptainAndy Cheekes (Caribbean Airlines Pilot)
  11. Joseph Quashie(T&T National 15s and 7s - captain) rugby)
  12. Bertram Smart
  13. Commander Don Polo(Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard)
  14. Robert Dumas(CNC3TV)
  15. Dale Lutchman
  16. Michael Reece
  17. Anton Lafond
  18. Merryl See Tai
  19. Mark Pouchet(Trinidad Express)
  20. CouncillorSamuel Sankar (Kelly Village/Warrenville)
  21. Richie Rahim
  22. Calon Reid
  23. Eduardo Gamero
  24. Sandra Maharaj
  25. Derrick McIntyre
  26. Arlene Lewis
  27. Nigel Bellamy
  28. His Worship the Mayor of Port of Spain, Alderman Joel Martinez
  29. Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
  30. Roger Sant(NGC CNG Company Limited Communications Manager)
  31. Damian Jordan
  32. Keith Lashley
  33. Alderman Wendell Stephen(City of Port of Spain)
  34. Ramon Sambrano
  35. Gregory 'DJ Hero' Sebro
  36. Rudy Rampersad
  37. Shaun Rampersad
  38. Gagen Ramkissoon
  39. Ashton Ramsundar
  40. McDonald Lucas
  41. The Flagman

Support Team during Marathon

  1. Lovie Santana
  2. Rheeza Grant
  3. Stacy Santana
  4. Nadine Khan(TTOC Assistant Secretary General)
  5. Chanelle Young
  6. Eustace Defreitas
  7. Melanie Gulston(TTOC Social Media)
  8. Dexter Browne(Videographer and photographer)
  9. Mya Evelyn
  10. Donald Pierre
  11. Wayne Lee
  12. Jeffrey Claverie

 

As 2019 gears up, there is so much to look forward to in the sport for development space as we reflect on some of the highlights in 2018. In October, The United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) Social Forum in Geneva initiated discussions that have set the tone for sport for development for 2019.

Kenya’s Grace Kahura crosses the finishline in 2:53.50, to place first among the women and third overall, during the TT International Marathon at the Queen’s Park Savannah West, Port of Spain,yesterday. At right, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe holds the finish line banner.

Ex-national runner Thomas calls it a day after placing 3rd

Tyrone Marcus (left) and Jason Haynes, after Tuesday's book launch at St Augustine.

LAWYERS Jason Haynes of Barbados and TT’s Tyrone Marcus launched their new book, entitled Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law, on Tuesday evening, at the University Inn and Conference Centre, University of the West Indies St Augustine campus.

January 24 2019, Port of Spain. With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games firmly in the sights of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Team Trinidad and Tobago (TeamTTO). The TTOC’s 2019 marathon walk has taken on greater significance as the National Olympic Committee (NOC), will be doing everything possible to ensure that over the next 18 months TeamTTO athletes will be as best prepared as possible for Tokyo 2020; notwithstanding the challenging economic circumstances facing Trinidad and Tobago.

This year, the TeamTTO marathon walk group will be the largest ever, with forty- one individuals committing to starting and completing the gruelling 26.2-mile journey on behalf of Team TTO athletes. The #marathonwalk started in 2015 when TTOC president Brian Lewis launched the #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation fund and decided to walk the marathon to raise funding and awareness for the fund.

On Sunday (27 January) at St Mary Junction, Freeport, the runners will be sent on their way by Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) Chairperson, Diane Henderson, at 5am. The walkers on the other hand will start at 3:30am.

The Team TTO walking contingent includes media personalities Kerron ‘Sunny Bling’ Sealey (TTOC Cultural Ambassador), Andre Baptiste, Tony Lee, Robert Dumas, Mark Pouchet Elizabeth Griffith and Roger Sant. Also walking under the TeamTTO banner are Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat – the Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, His Worship the Mayor of Port of Spain Alderman Joel Martinez, Councillor Samuel Sankar – Kelly Village/ Wareenville, City of Port of Spain Alderman Wendell Stephen, Republic Bank Managing Director, Nigel Baptiste, Caribbean Airlines captain Andy Cheekes, Businessman Michael Reece and Elderly and disabled advocate Anton Lafond.

Team TTO - Marathon Walk Group for TTIM 2019

  1. Elizabeth Griffith
  2. Kerron 'Sunny Bling' Sealey
  3. Andre Baptiste
  4. Nigel Baptiste
  5. Tony Lee
  6. Brian Lewis
  7. Aasan Lewis
  8. Clayton Morris
  9. Curtis Nero
  10. Andy Cheekes
  11. Joseph Quashie
  12. Bertram Smart
  13. Commander Don Polo
  14. Robert Dumas
  15. Dale Lutchman
  16. Michael Reece
  17. Anton Lafond
  18. Merryl See Tai
  19. Mark Pouchet
  20. Samuel Sankar
  21. Richie Rahim
  22. Calon Reid
  23. Eduardo Gamero
  24. Sandra Maharaj
  25. Derrick McIntyre
  26. Arlene Lewis
  27. Nigel Bellamy
  28. His Worship the Mayor of Port of Spain, Alderman Joel Martinez
  29. Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat
  30. Roger Sant
  31. Damian Jordan
  32. Keith Lashley
  33. Alderman Wendell Stephen
  34. Ramon Sambrano
  35. Gregory 'DJ Hero' Sebro
  36. Rudy Rampersad
  37. Shaun Rampersad
  38. Gagen Ramkissoon
  39. Ashton Ramsundar

Support Team

  1. Lovie Santana
  2. Rheeza Grant
  3. Stacy Santana
  4. Nadine Khan
  5. Chanelle Young
  6. Eustace Defreitas
  7. Melanie Gulston
  8. Dexter Browne
  9. Mya Evelyn

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