Champion runner Dominic Corbin has added three more victories to his impressive tally in the past two weeks.
Corbin is in training for the Cayman Islands Intertrust Half-Marathon on 2 December and hopes to finish in the top three. He won all three Fidelity Fun Runs last month and has been unbeaten since.
He cruised ahead of everyone else in the Brenda Tibbetts 5k run two Saturdays ago then crossed the line first again the next day at the World Day run in Harbour Place. Then he added to his impressive tally with victory in the Zombie 5k on Saturday.
Corbin clocked a time of 17 minutes 49 seconds for the World Day run and was followed by 30 others including first woman home, Clare Rosenfeld with a time of 24:26.
The theme for World Run Day 2012, hosted by the Phoenix Athletic Club, was Create, Dedicate, Run, Belong and everyone participating was encouraged to represent their particular country by costume or national symbols.
Second was Greg Meaker in 19:23, third Gavin McMaster (19:49) and fourth Pablo Brito (20:02) with Tahj Lewis two seconds behind him.
Jennifer Coleman turned in the second fastest female performance in 25:31, as Emily Harrison’s 25:39 a few paces back earned her the third spot.
The award for best national costume was won by Johan Prinsloo who represented South Africa.
In addition to the Cayman Islands and South Africa, the diversity of origins included entries from England, Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, the Ukraine, the United States, Canada and Cuba.
The Phoenix Athletic Club thanked contributors including the Guy Harvey Gallery, Island Glassblowing, Divers/Sports Supply, Winners Circle, Books and Books, Cayman Taffy, the Cayman Islands National Museum and Jacques Scott.
“The Brenda Tibbetts event had a massive turnout for a great a cause, so I was happy to be a part of it,” Corbin, 23, said.
“The 5k runs are always tough as I’m always trying to run my fastest but they were good for my training.”
His preparations for the half marathon in five weeks’ time has gone well. “I’ve had some great training advice from Craig at Anytime Fitness which I’m sure will help me run the race even faster. But still running 13 miles at 5am is not my favourite thing in the world to do.”
With all the publicity, the 6ft 6in athlete is getting recognised more in public and is considering hiring an agent, manager, publicist, cheerleaders and wardrobe stylist.
“I’ve had a few people congratulate me on wins when I’ve been out and about. People in Cayman are always friendly and positive so it’s great to get to meet them.”