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Anguilla’s athletes making great efforts at Commonwealth Games

Kieron_RogersANGUILLA—A report from the Commonwealth Games being held in Delhi, India shows that the Anguillian athletes are performing their best in the tough competitions.
In the cycling on October 10 Benjamin 'Donga' Phillip, Ronnie Bryan, Kris Pradel, Justin Hodge, Claude Richardson, and Danny Laud took part. The cycling route was some 168 km on a 12 lap circuit around India's monumental India Gate. Danny, Claude and Justin held their position in the main pack of riders until the 7th lap where the tempo of the race was turned up tremendously and the fight for the lead began. As Mark Cavendish, David Miller and other top cyclists made their push to the top, Danny and Claude managed to hold on to what was left of the main pack while Justin trailed behind. Danny managed to compete to the 10th lap of the race when he had to drop out.
The cyclists time trails are due to be held on October 13 where, Bryan Richardson, Kris Pradel and Claude Richardson will attempt to cover a 40km distance in the shortest time possible. They will be competing against the well known time trail cyclists from Scotland, David Miller.
In the track and field events Kieron Rogers performed well in the Men's 100m dash with a personal best of 10.81 seconds. Seventeen year old Dee-Ann Rogers also achieved a personal best in her 400m event when she clocked 59.16 seconds. She was congratulated by many of the competitors. Also competing in the 400m, Akeame Mussington set his personal best in a time of 51.39 seconds.
The competition is inspiring Anguillian athletes to perform at their best although no medals have been won so far. The team enjoyed a trip to the famous Taj Mahal on Monday of this week.

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