Filipina clinches 3rd spot in Dubai Sports Council Pocari Sweat 10k Run

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Filipina clinches 3rd spot in Dubai 10k Run

 

DUBAI – Filipina runner Floragine Espino secured a spot in the top three of the Dubai Sports Council’s Pocari Sweat 19K Run.

Espino placed third in the Women’s 10K Outdoor Run of the competition, with Latifa Essarokh of France taking the top prize and Jordan’s Ruba Al Masri landing in second place.

Another Filipina, Judith Ann Herbolario, finished fifth in the Women’s 5K Outdoor Run.

In the Men’s 10k Outdoor Run, Moroccan Abdelali El Bouazzaoui topped the charts, finishing ahead of compatriot Mohammed Mira and Bahrain’s Mohammed.

The Dubai Sports Council held a medals ceremony for the winners at its headquarters on Sunday (July 5), with His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presenting them special-edition commemorative medals.

Organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Pocari Sweat, the Run attracted hundreds of participants of all age and ability from around the world.

Participants were free to choose from two distances – 5km and 10km – and prizes were given to the top three finishers in each of the eight categories – 5km for Male and Female, indoors and outdoors, and 10km for Male and Female, indoors and outdoors.

List of winners

Men’s 10K Outdoor

1st place – Abdelali El Bouazzaoui (Morocco)
2nd place – Mohammed Mira (Morocco)
3rd place – Mohammed Al Mareesi (Bahrain)
4th place – Isaac Byaruhanga (Uganda)
5th place – Kevin Ng’anga (Kenya)

Women’s 10K Outdoor

1st place -Latifa Essarokh (France)
2nd place – Ruba Al Masri (Jordan)
3rd place – Floragine Chavez Espino (Philippines)
4th place – Nicky Kataoka (UK)
5th place – Rasiga Rajan (India).

Men’s 10K Indoor

1st place – Abdullah Hadi Ahmad (Afghanistan)
2nd place – Rakesh Kumar Jha (India)

Women’s 10K Indoor

1st place – Abeer Al Najjar (Jordan)
2nd place – Samya Chahin (Austria)

Men’s 5K Outdoor

1st place – Anouar El Ghouz (Morocco)
2nd place – Abdulsalam Ibrahim Farah (Somalia)
3rd place – Radwan Bouchemale (Morocco)
4th place – Mohammed Khalfan Al Hassani (UAE)
5th place – Joshua Gatugi (Kenya)

Women’s 5K Outdoor

1st place – Yusra Mansur (USA)
2nd place – Ruqayya Mohammed Al Marzooqi (UAE),
3rd place – Noor Kuhail (UAE)
4th place – Yulia Soboleva (Russia)
5th place – Judith Ann Herbolario (Philippines)

Men’s 5K Indoor

1st place – Ahmed Loulou (Palestine)

Women’s 5K Indoor

1st place – Amel Majid Al Muhairi (UAE)


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