Despite COVID-19 restrictions not allowing tourists on Island, an estimated 1,178 people including virtually, put on their running shoes Sunday (6 December) morning for the 2020 Cayman Islands Intertrust Marathon. That’s 92 people short compared to last year’s event.
“Thank you to all our runners who came out today,” stated on the organisers social media page.
The half marathon, which featured nearly 800 participants was split this year due to covid restrictions only allowing a limit of 500 people per gathering. The first race started with 430 people followed by the second, that saw 369.
Cayman Islands national distance star Dominic Dyer won the half marathon in 01:15:11. It was the five time CARIFTA medalist’s return after winning the event back in 2016 with a time of 1.21.40.
Phil Reed continued his reign after crossing the finish line first to win the event’s highlighted full marathon in 03:04:22. His performance earned him back to back gold medals, having won last years marathon in 2:57:50.
Team Ogier clocked in at 02:53:37 to win the four person marathon relay. In addition, outside the competitive nature of the event, several participants ran for professional and personal causes along with raising funds for charities.
Thousands of dollars was raised from and for organisations like Jasmine Palliative and Hospice, Hannah’s Heroes, The Tortoise, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Alex Panton Foundation and much more.
|Four Person Marathon Relay||Time|
|Team Walkers Running||03:03:17.3|
|Team CrossFit Cayman||03:23:07.2|