Competing Sunday in the 10K as part of the French Half Marathon Championship, Sayers placed ninth in a time of 33 minutes and 16 seconds. Ethiopia’s Tura Kumbi Bechere won the race in 29:44.
A total of 2,135 runners faced the starter, in a race that wound through the Paris streets, passing through the Stade De France.
Sayers, a member of Roadbusters in Saint Lucia, says he credits national record holder and marathon Olympian, Zepherinus Joseph, as well as his (Jason’s) parents for their support and encouragement.
With a number of road races slated for the remainder of 2014, the former Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States 5,000m champion says he is hopeful that he can bring his 10K times down considerably.
La Voie Royal celebrates its 20th year in existence in 2014.