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Earth Month survey asks about cycling to work

A survey from the Department of Environment wants to know what stops people from riding a bicycle to work.

Pedestrian was seventh victim this year on Cayman's roads

A woman pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on South Sound Road early Saturday morning.

Bailey benefits from late start

Kym Bailey is one of the fastest female road runners in Cayman and at 43 is evidently getting swifter. Although she used to be a good runner at school and college in England she really only got seriously into her running since moving to Cayman a few years ago.

Revived time trial a hit

The cycling association revived a two-man team time trial event on Sunday, starting and finishing at the Clifton Hunter School in Frank Sound which turned out to be extremely popular.

Scotland to co-host European Sports Championships in 2018

Scotland and Germany are to co-host the first European Sports Championships in 2018.

Riders ramping up

The cycling scene is attracting more riders with successive events as the Genesis Duathlon approaches in May.

Rivers's vast talent runs deep

Judy Rivers enjoys participating in sport so much that it’s a wonder if anyone manages to spot her standing still for more than a minute.

Acker blessed with ability and spirit

Marius Acker’s devotion to sporting excellence is so strong that when he was knocked over by a negligent motorist at the Cayman Islands Triathlon last year and briefly blacked out, he immediately got back up and continued running despite bleeding from a deep elbow gash, in a state of shock and disoriented and not sure whether he was seriously injured.

Smith dominant again, but women take it to the wire

Cycling champ Michele “Mitch” Smith won the Cost U Less Circuit Race comfortably on Sunday, two weeks after easily winning the time trial along South Sound.

Ramos aims to stay duathlon champ

Pedro Lopez Ramos was the proud winner of the Genesis Trust Duathlon last year, his first major victory in Cayman - and he is determined to hold onto the title when it returns next month.

Smith is in Paradise after timely ride proves he is still champ

Cycling’s busy calender continued with the 10 mile time trial from Paradise Restaurant and Bar, along South Sound to Hurley’s and back on Sunday.

Charities benefit from Beaten Track event

Off The Beaten Track is not just an unconventional race for the super-fit, it also generates funds for charity.

Kanuga's ultra bid will help Hannah

Starting Saturday morning, ultra-distance athlete Kerri Kanuga plans to swim 6 miles across North Sound before running four marathons spanning 106 miles non-stop.

McLean is on a crest of a wave

Championship jet ski racing is one of the most physically demanding sports out there and having won several titles against some of the world’s best, Jordan “JJ” McLean, can testify to that.

Mercuryman made pros high five

The Mercuryman Triathlon is only three years old but already established enough to attract top pros. Now it is going to be staged in South Africa as well.

Mercuryman attracts top pros

Mercuryman, Cayman’s unique half iron distance triathlon, is on this weekend at The Reef Resort, East End and some of the biggest names in the sport will be vying for the coveted podium places.

Plenty on offer to get fit again

Numerous sports events and activities are coming up in the Cayman Islands for those who want to stick to their New Year’s resolution to get healthier and exercise more.

Kimpton hotel taking shape in Grand Cayman

The new Kimpton hotel on Seven Mile Beach is beginning to take shape. Construction workers completed the fifth story of the 10-story hotel this weekend.

Broderick launches new workout

Fitness coach Tersh Broderick is launching a new workout focusing on hand-to-eye coordination through ball skills. Maxathon workouts comprise of six disciplines for a minute each, in a circuit training fashion.

Mercuryman will test athletes

Determined athletes at home and abroad are currently training hard for one of the most exciting tests of athletic endurance taking place in the Cayman Islands.

Acker abdicates after accident

The annual Cayman Islands Triathlon Association has a new king of the Olympic distance in Patrick Harfield, an overseas visitor, but at least second placed Marius Acker retains the satisfaction of still being undefeated by any local in the decade he has been competing here.

Williams duo set for long walk

Walking a road race has become perfectly acceptable in recent years, and that is the message from organizers of next month’s half-marathon.

Evans glad for Mexico experience despite aborted finish

Darrel “DJ” MacLaren Evans is one of a band of Flashy Nation athletes preparing for the Cayman Islands Triathlon and because he is the fastest knows his colleagues are anxious to beat him.

Abbott opting to go solo paid off

Cycling is enjoying its busiest season for years and that was reflected at the Cost-U-Less Circuit race from Governor’s Harbour on Sunday.

Smith still tops as Filipinos join in

Michele “Mitch” Smith is still the dominant cyclist in the Cayman Islands but novice Pedro Ramos Lopez is closing the gap.

Credit Union boosts HospiceCare

The 2014 Credit Union’s 5K Walk/Run added to Derek Haines’s campaign to raise funds for Cayman HospiceCare on Saturday.

Brander rapidly reaches top row

Cayman can proudly claim that Fiona Brander is one of the best in the world at the moment in her chosen sport - which she only took up a year ago.

Saunders badly hurt in bike crash

Jason Saunders is one of the top middle distance runners in Cayman, but he will not be competing for a while after a cycling accident two weeks ago left him battered and unable to walk.

Smith not getting off the bike

As cycling pedals forward, Michele Smith will continue to be a top figure.

Games provided Scottish memories

The story of the Cayman Islands at the XX Commonwealth Games would seem to be complete.

Evans is Flashy Nation’s pick

The Cayman triathlon scene is evidently in fine shape, judging by one of the relative novices already qualifying for international competition.

Nibali’s success heralds new era

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, who won the Tour de France on Sunday, became the first Italian to secure cycling’s greatest race in 16 years and he instantly becomes the new poster boy for anti-doping.

Duke of Edinburgh issues roll call

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award committee needs informaton to update records on people in Cayman who have received awards.

Glasgow set for Commonwealth show

As the Commonwealth Games approach, Scotland is set to dazzle its visitors.

Ramos finds perfect pain relief

Emerging cycling star Pedro Lopez Ramos had to tough it out as he won the 57-mile Road Race Championship in pain on Sunday.

Sprinters on track for Glasgow

Athletics hopes to reach former glory for the Cayman Islands in Scotland.

Local athletes enjoy send-off

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee celebrated the departure of Cayman athletes to major meets this summer.

Doak pins down local spirit

Jaime Doak is helping Cayman’s cause in Scotland.

Squash crew aim to serve upsets

For all of their recent exploits, Cayman’s squash players head to Glasgow as major underdogs.

Young’s steely resolve helped tackle hectic schedule

Samuel Young is a former bodybuilder now budding triathlete who wore a Superman top in the New Day Flashy Nation run on Sunday. The day before he won the inaugural Pirates Trail Mud Run 5k so the Superman imagery was appropriate.

Dikau aiming to stick her routines in Glasgow arena

Bethany Dikau figures to be under heavy scrutiny.

Jamal Walton: A Cayman athlete going places — fast!

Anytime you see someone posting a better time than Usain Bolt, it's a head-turning, eye-popping, stand-up-and-cheer achievement.

Crowe keen to tri for Olympics

Marlon Crowe Jr. is one of a bunch of aspiring athletes who hopes one day to represent Cayman at the Olympics.

Muchene quickly got first glow

The running scene is the most open in years because so many newcomers are testing the established order.

Family friendly fitness activities

Cayman's climate makes it easy to incorporate activity into family time, which will improve the family's health and children's concentration and problem solving skills.

Powell relishes Daybreakers rides to start his day

Eddie Powell is so dedicated to cycling as a means of keeping fit and for camaraderie that he has no problem getting up at stupid o’clock every day to ride with fellow Daybreakers for at least an hour.

Cayman names Commonwealth team

The Cayman Islands are ready to compete on one of the world’s biggest international stages.

Proud he kicked football aside

Conrad Proud must be one of the most versatile sportsmen in Cayman as he does so many extremely well.

Forbes in the running to improve on Delhi performance

Four years ago, Ronald Forbes was at the height of his abilities.

Pregnancy and back pain

Local chiropractor Dr. Jemal Khlan gives advice on reducing back pain during pregnancy.

Deysel threw judo out and rode off

Marius Deysel is one of those weekend warriors often in local road runs and cycling events who rarely lands on the podium but whose contribution is invaluable nevertheless.

Connolly has Olympic ambitions

Kevin Connolly is regularly featured amongst the top finishers in local road runs and occasionally cycling events. From being a total non-competitor a couple of years ago to finishing on the shoulders of the more established names is quite an achievement.

Cuffy motivated for Scotland

Tyrell Cuffy is one of many Caymanian athletes focused on Scotland.

Ameline sets record in tight time trial thriller

The May Classics series got under way with a 5 kilometer time trial and Jerome Ameline won as expected but he had to set a new record to do so ahead of Michele “Mitch” Smith.

Kicking football out, Harvey is happier to get pedaling

The next generation of local cyclists is coming through, thanks to the sport’s increasing efforts to attract newcomers, and women like Ceretta Harvey are finding it a great way of being sporty and staying in shape.

Cyclist seriously hurt in collision with truck

A 50-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after being knocked from her bike by a pickup truck as she cycled along a stretch of road in Savannah early Saturday morning

Fraser: Camaraderie will be key

Brett Fraser knows his way in and around the pool on the some of the world’s biggest stages.

Smith has Classics in sights

Cayman cyclists used last weekend’s duathlon to crank up for the always keenly contested four-part May Classics series that begins on Sunday.

Ramos sprints to duathlon title

Pedro Lopez Ramos achieved his ambition of a first major title as a multi-sport athlete in winning the Genesis Trust Duathlon and marked the changing of the guard in the process.

Roach floats like a butterfly

Open water swimming’s popularity is on the increase since it recently introduced to major tournaments to complement pool competition.

Tour de France puts generations in a spin

Cyclists often train indoors by attending spinning classes on static bikes and Jerome Ameline, owner of Revolutions Indoor Cycling club has introduced a series of spinning classes to coincide with the sport’s premier race, the Tour de France.

Golberg enjoys riding high

Risa Golberg is one of few women regularly seen on the flourishing local cycling scene and from her example she hopes more will join in.

Acker expects tight finish again

Marius Acker has such a competitive streak that he rarely needs extra motivation when preparing to defend one of his many titles.

Cydonie keen on Glasgow props

Cayman’s most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete sees strength in numbers ahead of this summer’s spectacle.

Lopez focused on duathlon glory

When the annual duathlon is staged next week, there could well be a new champion because Pedro Lopez Ramos has been training obsessively to seize multiple champion Marius Acker’s crown.

Queen’s Baton runs through Cayman

Inclement weather could not stop Caymanian athletes from completing the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay, part of the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

Time trial helps limber up for duathlon challenge

Cycling’s busy schedule continues with a 28-mile time trial on Sunday. It goes from Bodden Town police station, left into Frank Sound, through North Side onto the Queen’s Highway, through East End and back to the police station.

Baton relay on its way to Cayman

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee will celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay, the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games, here this week.

Daybreakers spinning forward

Cycling in the Cayman Islands used to be a huge sport, with local riders regularly competing at the Olympics and other major tournaments.

Smith too fast again

Cayman’s fastest cyclists vied for bragging rights once more on Sunday, in a circuit race, and there was no surprise over the winner.

Smith still quicker than newbies

Michele Smith may be 44 years old but he is not ready to be beaten by the next generation of local cyclists, as demonstrated in the 48 Mile Road Race on Sunday.

Ameline was not pushed for time

Time trial specialist Jerome Ameline tested his legs on the first event of the 2014 cycling calendar, the 10-mile individual time trial, knowing that he was overwhelming favorite because his two closest rivals were absent.

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