This has been a great week for sports on Kosrae! You might already know that sports are very popular on here. Well, this week was Heaven for all the sports fans, and great fun for the rest of us.
The 6th Kosrae Games were held November 11th and 12th with two very full days of track and field, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, weight lifting, and spear fishing. The top athletes will represent Kosrae at the July 2014 Micro Games in Pohnpei.
ALSO on the morning of the 11th the first ever Kosrae RockHopper trail run was held. The 5.7 miles (9.15 kilometers) run was partly on dirt road and partly on pavement. Over 60 athletes joined the run, including people from Japan as well as our neighboring islands of Pohnpei and Kwajalein. Here are the unofficial results.
Walkers and joggers were welcome as families, seniors, and young people joined the other athletes.
The top male and female runners, Matt Rott (42:07 minutes)and Krystal Peterson (45:00 minutes) won entries in the Guam Xterra. The Guam triathlon will be held March 29, 2014. The Guam Xterra is a preliminary event for the Xterra world championship.
Here are a few photos from our RockHopper:
Next year’s RockHopper will be September 18, so mark your calendars and plan on running, walking or cheering on the athletes.