Cydonie’s birthday went really fast

Cydonie Mothersill stretched her legs again at the Caribbean Utility Company Championships on Saturday which marked another significant milestone in her career, her 33rd birthday.

The track queen ran the third leg in the Trinity men’s team in the 100 metres relay, ensuring that they remained unbeaten at the Truman Bodden track.

Mothersill raced in Cayman for the first time in 16 years a couple of weeks ago and decided to sharpen herself up again against the best local males.

The Trinity team was formed by Mothersill’s husband, Ato, and they hope to break the national record.

She said: “It was nice racing here again. Anything I can do to help bring out supporters to see these athletes I’m willing to do. I have fun.

I don’t have the privilege to run in a women’s relay team, so any chance I get, I’m game.

“Even though our track president, Rayle Roberts, keeps saying he wants one of the guys to beat me, I will run hard and he’ll have to run really hard to catch me.

I really had fun and I’m glad that those guys allowed me to run in their squad.”

The Commonwealth Games 200m champion is at an age when athletes are thinking of retiring but she has no intention of contemplating that 
just yet.

“I’m happy that I’m alive, healthy, I’m at home with great friends and family, so what more can I ask for? It’s a blessing, definitely, I feel blessed 
right now.”

Her first competitive race is in Jamaican in May and that will kick off a long, hard season that will take in the world championships, Pan Am Games and Central Americas and Caribbean Championships.

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Mothersill ran for Trinity relay team again.
PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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