AAG doing `everything in its power’ to send star trio to 10k classic in Panama

Cleveland Forde

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), will be doing “everything within its power” to send the star trio of Cleveland Forde, Winston Missigher and Cleveland Thomas to Panama to compete in the third and final leg of the South American 10k Classic on Sunday.

This is according to President of the AAG, Aubrey Hutson.

Forde, winner of the first two legs, has led Missigher and Thomas in sweeping the podium, first in Suriname on October 28, then last Sunday on the streets of Georgetown.

The standout athletes along with Hutson are hoping that the stars will align once again so that the trio can take their talents to the roads of Panama City and complete a historic Guyanese clean sweep of the three-leg event.

Said Hutson yesterday “The AAG is looking to send all three athletes to Panama to represent us. These athletes as you would have known had gotten 1,2,3 in Suriname and repeated that last Sunday and as President, I am looking to get the support from council and the relevant stakeholders in track and field. The Guyana Olympic Association, the Government and Private Sector, particularly the airlines to get these athletes to Panama to compete in the third leg with the possibility for the first time three Guyanese athletes sweeping all three legs of the South American 10k.”

Hutson added that the AAG “is doing everything within its power for Forde, Missigher and Thomas to compete in Panama.”

When contacted, Forde told this newspaper  that “It would be nice for us to go to Panama to create history.” Forde finished third last year, while his best placing has been first runner up spots in 2008 and 2009.

The 33-year-old known as ‘Little Kenyan’ is enjoying sublime late season form and a win in Panama which has proved elusive thus far, would be the perfect way to end his successful 2018 campaign.

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