Sato, Tan win Rotary McFun Run

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Posted on Jun 25 2019

Tania Tan, center, poses with Rotary Club of Saipan president Greg Borja, left, and McDonald’s Saipan co-owner Marcia Ayuyu during the awards ceremony for the 5th Annual Rotary McFun 5K Run at the Carolinian Utt in Garapan last Saturday. (Marc Venus)

Kosuke Sato and Tania Tan emerged as the top finishers in last Saturday’s 5th Annual Rotary McFun 5K Run.

Sato was the overall No. 1 finisher and ruled the men’s 40 to 49 men’s division. He completed the run from Carolinian Utt in Garapan and back with a turnaround point across National Office Supply in 18:22.

Kosuke Sato poses with his first place medal after ruling the men’s division of last Saturday’s 5th Annual Rotary McFun 5K Run. (Marc Venus)

Tan captured the overall women’s division title, as clocked in at 20:35, besting the 20:40 he recorded when she won the same race in 2018.

Sato and Tan joined more than 200 runners in the event hosted by McDonald’s Saipan and the Rotary Club of Saipan.

Meanwhile, other age group top placers were Josh Jason (men’s under 19); Shuji Kuroda (men’s 20 to 29); Kelsey Leila Lizama (women’s 20 to 29); Jay-ar Barrios (men’s 30 to 39); Pipit Ball (women’s 30 to 39); Noriko Jim (women’s 40 to 49);Taro Goto (men’s 50 to 59); Lydia Tan (women’s 50 to 59); Steven Pixley (men’s 60 and above); and Fely Garcia (women’s 60 and above).

Rotary Club president Greg Borja thanked the following sponsors of the fundraising run: Zumba, Let’s Move Marianas, McDonald’s Saipan, Coca Cola, Twins Supermarket, Atkins Kroll Toyota, Ming Yang Supermarket, Triple J Saipan, Herman’s Bakery, Yaong Corporation, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Saipan Computer Services, Joeten Superstore, Fiesta Resort & Spa, MegaByte Saipan, Dutty Free Sore, National Office Supply, and D&Q.

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