Bermuda’s own record breaking long distance runner Lamont Marshall was heading back home on Sunday, after a whirlwind round of flights to seal the 27th place and break another Bermuda national record in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend.
Bermuda Real caught up with the him just before he was heading out for the airport early this morning, after jetting out of Bermuda on Friday to race on Saturday morning, before heading back home today.
Despite breaking another record, he said he was “a bit disappointed at entering the race in such great shape only to have come down with a cold/sore throat the week of competition.
“Making matters worse I still went out aggressive in the beginning and paid for it towards the end as it was a very challenging second half filled with hills!
“All in all it was bitter sweet as I was still able to break the national record.”
Word first broke of his most recent victory with an early post shortly after the results were in by my Marshall’s proud father, Larry Marshall Sr.
When contacted, Mr Marshall said: “My wife and I were immensely proud of Lamont’s recent accomplishment and as always expected a record as is the norm whenever he travels abroad.
“The record he broke on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida was the 15K in a time of 47:55 breaking the old record of 48:38, held by May 24th legend Mike Watson, by an incredible 43 seconds. This is the second national record broken by Lamont this season and his 20th overall,” he added.
Asked what’s next now that he’s broke another Bermuda record, after placing 27th in a field of 12,616 participants, the 34-year-old long distance trailblazer said he has his sights set on the Penn Relays on April 25th.
In the interim, we wish him all the best, may the force be with you Lamont Marshall – congratulations and keep going!