November 24, 2020

New winner for Cayman Marathon

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Justin Grunewald came first this year

Justin Grunewald from Merrifield, Virginia came first in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, with a time of two hours, 36 minutes and 23.9 seconds, preventing fellow Virginian, Steve Speirs who won two years running, from completing his hat-trick. Mr Speirs nevertheless finished second, with a time of 2:57:17.

The first woman over the finish line was Cayman’s own Beth Schreader with a time of 3:14:28.

Around a thousand participants flocked to the start of the race start (which also served as the finish-line) in front of Breezes by the Bay in George Town. They could choose between full marathon, half marathon, and 4-person, and wheelchair divisions.

The route took runners from Breezes along South Church Street, Old Prospect road, and to Prospect Point, where the runners turned around to face the grueling run back all the way to Breezes, but with a detour down Walkers Road on the return journey, with those who opted for the full marathon having to do it all over again.

Beth Schreader was the first woman to cross the finish line

Over 100 full-marathon runners took part in the event, with more than four times that number taking part in the half-marathon.

The British Bulldogs were the winning team in the relay, with a time of 2:55:44, and the African Wild Dogs came second, with a time of 3:06.03. Both teams were competing in the Male category.

The third team in the relay section was Walkers Running in the Corporate  category. Ogier Girls, the first female team to finish, came in at number 11 with a time of 3:41:58.

Three took part in the wheelchair half-marathon this year, with Brian Siemann coming first with a time of 55:35.8, Rayan Chalmers coming second with 55:40.8 and Amanda McGrory coming third with 55:41.8.

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