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Friday, May 27, 2016
Joyner-Kersee To Host Clinic In Bermuda

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee will be in Bermuda on October 15th to be the guest speaker at the Bermuda Olympic Association’s 80th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Southampton.

Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's Heptathlon as well as in the Women's Long Jump. She won three Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze Olympic Medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, just ahead of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Prior to the Gala Dinner Joyner-Kersee will host a Youth Sports Clinic from 11:45am – 1:30pm at the National Sports Center for ages 8 – 18.

Youngsters who attend the clinic will learn proper form and technique and receive valuable feedback from a world famous Olympian as she takes them through special drills.

Registration form is attached or email eventboa@gmail.com for more information. Limited number of 250 attendees register early.

After retiring as a competitive athlete, Joyner-Kersee has been involved with many philanthropic efforts and has joined the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.

Joyner-Kersee is one of the most famous athletes to have overcome severe asthma.

Click Here to see the Registration Form for Joyner-Kersee Youth Sports Clinic
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Marshall & Estwanik are Half Marathon Champions

Champions 2016
UPDATED WITH FULL RESULTS:- Lamont Marshall and Ashley Estwanik are the 2016 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby Male and Female Champions.

Marshall broke away from the field and crossed the line in a time of 1:13.59, Trey Simons was second in 1:18.25 and Evan Naude was third in 1:21.00, Christopher Harris was 4th overall clocking 1:21.25 and Tyler Smith rounded off the top five finishers with a time of 1:23.44.

Estwanik finished 8th overall stopping the clock at 1:27.25, Deon Breary was the second female finisher and 19th overall clocking 1:34.58 and the third female finisher was Vivienne Lochhead who time of 1:37.24 saw her finish 24th overall.

Click Here to see the Full 2016 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby Results

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
2016 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby Runners

Ashley Estwanik will wear 21
The 2016 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby race list has been finalized, with numbers allocated to runners.

Lamont Marshall will wear the number 3 bib, with Stephen Allen given the 4 bib, young Tyler Smith who finished third last year will wear the 5 bib. 6, 7 and 8 will be worn by Christopher Harris, Jay Donawa, Spencer Butterfield, former champion Larry Marshall has been allocated the number 17 bib.

On the Ladies side, defending champion Ashley Estwanik will wear the same number she wore last year 21, former winner Deon Breary will wear 24 and Krista Dyer has been handed 25. Jennifer Alen will wear 33.

A runner to watch will be wearing 605 in Trey Simons, who has had an outstanding year at Morehouse College.

Click Here to see the Full 2016 Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby Runners

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Countdown to Junior Classic Race 2016

In preparation for the 24th of May Bermuda Day Holiday 2016, here is a little bit of information about the sometimes lesser acknowledged race, the 24th of May Heritage Day Junior Classic Race. The race is actually called the Lister Insurance Agency Junior Classic Bermuda Day Road Race, writes Randall Lister.

The Junior Classic Race has taken place every year since 1998. Thus, the race is now in its 18th year. The actual full name of the race is the Lister Insurance Agency Junior Classic Bermuda Day Road Race. The sole sponsor of the race is Lister Insurance Agency Ltd. Lister Insurance has been the sponsor ever since the race was started. The organizers of the race are West End Athletic Club. The two of them work hand-in-hand every year to bring this race to the children of Bermuda.

The average number of kids that take part in the race each year, is about 100 kids. In the beginning, the race only had 50 kids, but the interest increased so much, that the number is now up to 100. The age groups involved are 8-10, 11-12, and 13-15. The race is 2 miles long. The race course starts on Front Street, next to The Supermart grocery store, and finishes at the Bernard Park. The race is set up to match the final two miles of the Adult marathon. At the end of the race, each participant receives a certificate and a t-shirt.

Trophies are awarded to the top three Boys and Girls, in each age category.

Here are the results for the podium-finishers in each Age Group for 2015:

8-10 Girls:
1st place- Tesyah-Mahle Astwood, 2nd-Satasin Swann, 3rd- Jasmin Hasselkus

8-10 Boys:
1st- Tommy Marshall, 2nd- Keyni Mills, 3rd- Jayson Simons

11-12 Girls:
1st- Selah Tuzo, 2nd- Jessie Marshall, 3rd- Holly Bruton

11-12 Boys:
1st- Ryan Outerbridge, 2nd- Kahzi Sealey, 3rd- Josiah King

13-15 Girls:
1st- Paige Bruton, 2nd- Kayla Raymond, 3rd- Zahra Wilson

13-15 Boys:
1st- Jayden Ming, 2nd- Quincy Kuzyk, 3rd- Jalun Hassell

The record for the fastest ever time for a race winner for the Girls is 12:14 set by Kyrah Scraders in 2009 and then matched by Selah Tuzo in 2015.

The record for the fastest ever time for a race winner for the Boys is 10:16 set by Henry Talbot, way back in 1999.

Over the race’s 19 year history, there have been 18 different overall 1st place winners for the boys, with Coyatito Smith being the only one to win the boys race more than once (in 2002 and 2003).

Whereas for the girls, there have only been 10 different overall 1st place winners, in the 19 years of the race. Five girls winning it multiple times. Selah Tuzo, Ashley Berry, and Shardae Whitter have all won it 3 times each; while Rachel Fox and Shellicia Mckenzie have both won it twice.

Last year’s overall male winner was Ryan Outerbridge from the 11-12 Age Group. Will this be the year that the overall male winner from last year repeats as overall winner, and finally manages to match Coyatito Smith’s achievement from 2003? Can Outerbridge do it? Will he be the one, to equal the record for most wins for a male in this race?

Last year’s overall female winner was Selah Tuzo from the 11-12 Age Group. That was her third overall win, in a row. If she wins overall this year, she will be the first female (and actually the first participant, male or female) to win it four times. Can Tuzo do it? Will she set the new record for most wins, in this race?

So the Big question is, will history be made at this year’s race, by either Tuzo or Outerbridge? We’ll find out the answer on race day.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Dill & Simons Named All-Region Winners

Shaquille Dill
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced All-Region Winners For 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field.

The Division II Outdoor Track & Field Awards include 2 Bermudians in Trey Simons who represented Morehouse College and Shaquille Dill who represented Saint Augustine’s College.

Simons makes the South List in two events the 1500 Meters and the Steeplechase, while Dill makes the Atlantic List in two events which are the 800 Meters and as a member of the 4×400 Relay team.
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