For Bermuda Day Marathon Champion Lamont Marshall, it was a triumphant three-peat – hat trick victory in a race he led on his own from start to finish in a time of 1hr 11min 38sec to seal his third May 24 victory in four years and his first coming out of St George’s this year.
Rose-Anna Hoey, the first woman to cross the line, finished in similar fashion by leading from start to finish in a time of 1hr 27min 58sec, marking her second title win after a four-year absence.
She finished up more than two minutes ahead of second place contender Martina Olcheski-Bell, to finish in 25th overall and also marking a personal best.
In second place in the men’s division, Sean Trott came in at a time of 1:14:58, securing his second successive runner-up finish in the annual Bermuda Day Marathon.
Sammy DeGraff finished third in a time of 1:16:13.
Rounding out the top five – James O’Shea, who finished in 1:18:26,and Spencer Butterfield, who finished in a time of 1:20:08.
In the women’s race, Olcheski-Bell recorded her fastest time in 1:30:43.
Deon Breary placed third and was also the first women’s master.
For the first man across the line, it was a race that saw Marshall lead the pack virtually from the outset to be greeted by a triumphant crowd, including family and friends who designated Cedar Avenue as ‘Monty Avenue’.
In the end Marshall clipped three minutes off his finish time of 1:14:41 last year.
He thanked his family, friends, sponsors and a host of supporters after the race and noted that his third victory came just ahead of his 35th birthday in two months time.
- Feature Photos Courtesy of Sharon Burgess