Josh Cassidy takes Dubai GP 5,000m

DUBAI, UAE – Josh Cassidy of Guelph captured the 5,000 metres men’s wheelchair event at the Dubai Grand Prix on the weekend.

The 33-year-old Cassidy completed the distance in 10 minutes, 58.17 seconds to win by just under a second as Faisal Alrajehi, 19, of Kuwait was the runner-up in 10:59.13 and Kozo Kubo, 36, of Japan was third in 10:59.40.

Three Canadians finished in the top six as Alexandre Dupont of St. Remi, Que., was fourth in 10:59.97 and Tristan Smyth of Vancouver was sixth in 11:01.12.

Cassidy also finished fourth in the 800m in 1:39.97 and eighth in the 1,500m in 3:17.78.

Yassine Gharbi of Tunisia won the 800m in 1:39.30 and Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the 1,500m in 3:12.40.

Cassidy had finished second in his heat race for the 800m and won his heat race for the 1,500m.

  • Guelph Sports Journal