Ebanks is set for Connolly clash

Boxer Kendall Ebanks has varied his sporting interests in the past year, becoming a personal trainer and seriously going into triathlon training, which he feels will ultimately help his noble arts skills.

Ebanks also enters road runs regularly, and on Tuesday will be in the Irish Jog at the Britannia Golf Club.

Last week he rode in the 10-mile time trial from Paradise Restaurant to Hurley’s and back.

“The time trial was fun for me. I really enjoyed it, and being able to ride amongst the top riders,” he said, although he wasn’t totally happy with his time and realized he needs to improve that aspect of his triathlon performances, along with his training buddies in Flashy Nation Sports Club.

At least there is no lack of commitment. Ebanks went for a run after the time trial. “I had a gym workout planned for the day, so I thought it was a perfect option for me to get that done in a great environment, being around all the other riders and having fun.”

He is looking forward to the Irish Jog. “It’s a huge event. I enjoy doing it. People get to dress up and run on a golf course. That’s awesome.

“We in Flashy Nation have a few rivalries going on for this race. For me and Kevin Connolly, we are now one win apiece, so this will be the tie breaker for us!”

Ebanks is confident of victory because “training is going great under the guidance of coach Will Balderamos.” Under him, Ebanks said, they are in a program called C4 Fitness, which is swim, bike, run and gym, and which “has really taken everyone to the next level.”

His training is going so well that Ebanks is hoping to go to the world boxing championships in Doha, Qatar in October, which will be his third time.

In the meantime, he wants to invite as many as possible to enter the Captain Marvin Memorial 2-mile run next week. It is on March 28 at Tiki Beach at 6:45 a.m. The run is in memory of the late sailing icon, Captain Marvin Ebanks.

“People can register early with me at Anytime Fitness for $10, or on the day of the event for $15,” Ebanks said.


Kendall Ebanks wants a top finish in the Irish Jog. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

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