Olympic run again

The Olympic Day 6K Walk/Run is on the move soon, in more ways than one.  

The 2013 staging is on Sunday, 23 June, at a new venue – Public Beach.  

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the start of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June, 1894, at the Sorbonne in Paris.  

The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.  

Every 23 June, Olympic Day is celebrated around the world – hundreds of thousands of people of all ages get moving and participate in sporting activities.  

Last year, 154 participants came out representing 28 countries at the Cayman event. Many were decked out in colourful attire, carrying their country flags and celebrating in the spirit of the Olympic movement. Tracey Walker always runs in Isle of Man colours.  

David Shibli Sr. led all the way, clocking 19 minutes, 23 seconds, with Leon Barracks close behind in second place in 19:37 and JP Hanekom claiming the final men’s podium spot in 19:40. 

Marlene West finished 19th overall and the fastest female, crossing in 23:21. 

The Olympic Day 5K, sponsored by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, and organised by the Phoenix Athletic Club, is one of the highlights of Cayman’s annual running calendar.  

The 3.1-mile loop course always begun on Aspiration Drive and finished back at the Truman Bodden Sports Centre. Participation is free and the organisers urge participants to represent their country by wearing costume and national colours or symbols. 


Ms Walker

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