Cuba's Richer Perez Cobas and Raquel Agudelo Berrio of Colombia the winners of the Sea to Sea Marathon
Perez has earned himself the name 'The Beast' for his performances over the weekend. The Cuban, on Saturday, sprinted past the finish line to claim the event's 10k road race.
Then 24 hours later the Cuban held off his close rival Jose Elmer Ararat Diaz of Colombia in the marathon to take the victory clocking 2:51:10.
Perez won last year and if he wins in 2020, he will get the trophy for keeps.
The Colombian took the runner-up prize in 2:52.26 while Kenya's Godfrey Mbihia placed third.
Among the women, Agudelo cruised to the win ahead of Sjaelan Evans in three hours, 12 minutes and 47 seconds. Evans placed second in three hours, 35 minutes and 26 seconds.
She was followed in third by Christine Regis (3:54:05) and fourth place went to Chantel Lemaitre (3:55:26).
The sweltering hot sun slowed down even the elite runners in all the races.
posted Tuesday May 21st