A Caymanian runner was busting some moves abroad recently.
Caymanian Ken Krys completed the San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon last week. His time was three hours 38 minutes and eight seconds.
Krys was one of some 16,753 official finishers. In fact, he placed 136th in his division.
According to Krys the race was a time to socialize and enjoy the sights.
‘It was a scenic race, highly entertaining and the camaraderie was great.’
Krys went on to say that he was pleased with his performance as he finished under the time he had set for himself.
Krys is no stranger to the running scene. He reportedly participated in two small Cayman marathons. At the end of a race last year, he decided he was ready to try his first big marathon abroad.
Krys said that he chose the San Diego Marathon as it had the right components for such a big step. Among the attributes he considered were the topography and the scenery.
He has been a resident in Cayman for the past 17 years. He is the Managing Director of Krys and Associates (Cayman Islands) which is a firm dedicated to corporate recovery, forensic accounting and business advisory services.
Krys has a love for running that even extends into his business. His firm is a sponsor for the Pirates Week 10k Run and the Crisis Centre ‘Jingle Bells’ 5k walk/run.
Krys admittedly has a passion for sports. He says he enjoys golfing, diving and snorkelling. Yet nothing is quite like running as he says he finds it challenging for both his body and his mind.
He is still off-island at the moment, getting ready for a slew of upcoming, huge marathons.
Krys says he has set his sights on the 2009 Boston and the 2008 New York City Marathons and he might also run in the 2009 London Marathon.
That schedule is an aggressive one for someone new to 26.2 mile races. The New York Marathon will be on 2 November and runs across all five boroughs of New York. Meanwhile the Boston and London Marathons are both in April 2009.
Krys says he is even considering competing in the Marathon des Sables. That event is a gruelling six day, 151 mile endurance race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
It is often referred to as ‘the toughest footrace on earth.’ One reason could be that as of last year two competitors have died during the race and many have ended up lost.
It’s also one of the world’s most expensive runs with an entrance fee of roughly US $5,000.
However Krys is not deterred by those races as he feels it’s all merely the start of a new endeavour.
‘Those [races] certainly are just the tip of the iceberg for me.’