Acker is Earth Day champ

Marius Acker remains one of the
best road runners in Cayman, a fact proven again on Sunday at the Earth Day 5k
run/walk.

Over 100 entered the event, once
again sponsored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and organised by the Phoenix Athletic
Club’s Jerry Harper for National Trust. Lovely weather, strong cooling breeze
and lots of strollers. A perfect mix.

The start and finish was opposite
the National Trust Office at Dart Park on South Church Street.

Acker romped home in 17 minutes and
8 seconds. David Cohen (17.32) and James Ogden (18.32) third.

Laura Knox (21.25) was fastest
female. Tracey Walker (22.26) was second and Lisa Kehoe (22.29) third of the
females.

Around the same time, 5,000 miles
away, local runner Russell Coleman ran the London Marathon in a personal best 2
hours 44 minutes.

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The Earth Day run had a good turn out.
Photo: Ron Shillingford
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