Shalini Zabaneh is Female Cross Country Champion again Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Shalini Zabaneh on the podium flanked by Kaya Cattouse and Kira EileyThe 24th Annual Female Cross Country Cycling Classic was held on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. The race which started at the Columbus Park in San Ignacio Town, Cayo, concluded at the Leslie’s Imports at Mile 2 on the George Price Highway in Belize City. This year’s event attracted only 4 female riders.

At the end of 3:55:21, it was Shalini Zabaneh of Team Sagitun that captured first place to regain the coveted title. Zabaneh rode from mile 62 on the George Price Highway all by herself to the finish line.

The former champion Kaya Cattouse of SMART/ C-Ray Cycling Club captured the second place position in a time of 4:17:23 some full 22 minutes behind the new champion.

Kirah Eiley of BECOL Cycling Team finished third in a time of 4:17:23 while Marinette Flowers also of C-Ray Cycling finished fourth in a time of 4:39:47.

The Hon. Herman Longsworth the Minister of State with direct responsibilities for youth and sports donated $2000.00 towards the 24th Annual Female Cross Country Cycling Classic.