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Cabin Crew Tipped To Win Race

National rep and Fiji Airways cabin crew Avikash Lal is tipped to win the inaugural Jet Road Race Series 2019 on Satur­day at the Fiji Airports compound in Namaka, Nadi.
10 Jan 2019 10:20
Cabin Crew Tipped To Win Race
From left: Avikash Lal, Jet Runners Club head coach Prashotam Lal and president Abhinesh Kumar during training in Nadi. Photo: Jet Runners Club

National rep and Fiji Airways cabin crew Avikash Lal is tipped to win the inaugural Jet Road Race Series 2019 on Satur­day at the Fiji Airports compound in Namaka, Nadi.

The event is organised by the Nadi based- Jet Runners Club where the four leg (5 kilometres and 1.5km se­ries) will end in April.

Lal has been in tip top form with the aim to represent Fiji at the Pacific Games in Samoa this year.

“I’m training well and looking for more competition, the more the event and competitors the better it will be,” he said.

“We need to grow especially in the endurance sports. There are a lot of sportspeople out there and we need to bring the best.”

CHINA INVITE

He completed his first full mara­thon (42.2km) last November at the Shanghai International Marathon in China.

He has also received offer from the Chinese government through the agents to compete in other interna­tionals events across China.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Former national marathon runners Bimlesh Kumar, Parshotam Lal, Ab­hinesh Kumar and Sanjay Kumar will also take part in the club race.

Jet Runners Club president Ab­hinesh Kumar said points would awarded in each leg and at the end of the series the top three runners for both male and female will be re­warded.

“This year we’re expecting more participation and better results when compared to last year,” he said.

“In May the club will organise a 10km road championship, from the month of June to September there will be cross country, mountain run­ning and beach running.”

The categories include 5km for sec­ondary school students, Open, Vet­eran and Masters 50 plus a 1.5km for Under-12 category.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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