News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – Recently the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo congratulated the winners and participants of the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby.
The public will be aware that this year’s top finishers were:
- 1st Place – Lamont Marshall
- 2nd Place – Shawn Trott
- 3rd Place – Sammy DeGraff
- 1st Place – Rose-Anna Hoey
- 2nd Place – Martina Olcheski-Bell
- 3rd Place – Deon Breary
At a special award ceremony held May 30th, Minister Foggo commended all those who ran the half marathon and all those who organized the event.
On the occasion, Minister Foggo said: “As the Minister responsible for Community and Cultural Affairs and Youth and Sports, this is a great occasion for me because it brings together two aspects that I am very passionate about – the preservation and celebration of our heritage and supporting our athletes at all levels.
“This evening we’re here to celebrate Bermudian Excellence – which was this year’s Heritage Month theme. And it’s fitting that we recognise those of you who were first in your fields; those of you who reached personal and sporting bests; and those of you who strove for excellence.
“On Bermuda Day, I had the pleasure of being at the start of the race to extend best wishes to the runners. It was such an energetic and lively atmosphere. And as Minister, I’m gratified that I was able to experience that.”
Minister Foggo continued: “Please know that this Government is doing what it can to ensure that it provides the necessary support for all of its sporting bodies. Whether you are a distance runner, footballer, cricketer, sailor, tennis player, triathlete, swimmer or in track and field – we understand the sacrifices you must make on a daily basis to excel in your discipline. And we will continue to work hard in doing what we can help you succeed.”
Minister Foggo thanked lead sponsors and the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby organizing committee for ensuring this year’s event was a success.
- Feature Photos Courtesy of DC: Sports Minister Lovitta Foggo featured with the top men and women finishers in the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby 2019 prize giving ceremony last Thursday