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Poor and Famous hosts 1st Lionman Competition SP #415175
08/31/11 07:53 AM
08/31/11 07:53 AM
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For the first time ever in San Pedro, the Poor and Famous Youth Culture Club hosted its Lionman Competition here on the island. The race comprising of three legs of competition started around 8:30am on Saturday August 27th from the Belize Yacht Club Dock. The race involved a swim, sprint and for the final leg, biking.

With four competitors signed up, it was going to be a short day. Competing were 15 year old Emir Marin, 3rd year student at the SPHS; Brandon Santos, 15 year old 3rd year student at SPHS; Jordan Santos, 14 year old 1st year student at SPHS and Alfonso Reynard, 14 year old student of San Francisco RC School in Orange Walk.

The first leg of the race saw the competitors swimming from the dock at the BYC to the Ramonís Village Beach. The second race was a sprint from Ramonís Village to the San Pedro Central Park. Following this, there was a two lap cycling race north bound on Barrier Reef Drive to CaribeŮa St., then west to Pescador Drive then south to Tarpon Street and back to Barrier Reef Drive to the Central Park.

At the end of the race Brandon Santos emerged in first place, winning all three legs of the race in a little under 35 minutes. In second place was Emir Marin, followed by Jordan Santos and finally Alfonso Reynard. While it was expected that there were to be much more competitors, the four that did competed did an exceptional job.

Organizer Mr. Larry Sutherland informed The San Pedro Sun that while this is the first time that he has attempted the triathlon here on the island, he hopes that this type of sporting event may become a bi-monthly occurrence. There is an annual Lionman Competition held in Belize City, and it is his hope that in the future, San Pedro will be able to have representation in that competition.

The Club is also planning on an all day Under-15 Basketball competition on September 21st for basketball enthusiasts and hopes that the community will be equally supportive in providing sponsorship.

All participants received many prizes provided by generous sponsors of the event. Organizers take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and establishments for their support: Amigos del Mar Dive Shop, Aqua Scuba Center, ACES American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, Bowen and Bowen Ltd., Belize Down Under, Belize National Fire Services, Belize Bible Society, Caribbean Breeze Tours, Choloís Golf Carts, Captain Morganís Retreat, Captain Sharks, Casa Pan Dulce, Duke Marine, Ecologic Divers, Estelís Dine By the Sea, Granielís Dreamland, Hidden Treasure, Island Adventure Golf Cart Rental, Island Jungle Tours, Kama Lounge, Latitudes Cafť, Love Belize Resort Wear, Oh Danny Boy Realty, PAHO, Pirates Pizza, Playa Chel, Premium Wines, Riverside Tavern, Reef Adventures, Sail Sports Belize, San Pedro Fitness Club, San Pedro Water sports, Searious Adventures, Southwind Properties, Spindrift Hotel, Steve Stinging Scorpio Tattoos, Sun Breeze Hotel, The San Pedro Sun, Train Station, Tropic Air, Xanadu and the Fort Street Tourism Village.

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Re: Poor and Famous hosts 1st Lionman Competition SP [Re: Marty] #415633
09/07/11 08:03 AM
09/07/11 08:03 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Two San Pedro athletes shine at Lionman 2011

Belize Cityís 12th annual Lionman Competition was held on Sunday September 4th. This year, San Pedro had two community members participating, and they certainly made La Isla Bonita Proud. Eric Donis, swimmer and Kent ďBobĒ Gabourel, runner, were joined by 2010ís female Lionman, Ms. Kaya Cattouse, biker. Eric, Bob and Kaya formed the team C-Ray Bad Intentions, and each member took on one of the three segments that they were specialized in.

With thirteen three-member teams competing in the relay, the competition started at 6:30am with a .95 mile swim along Princess Margaretís Drive. Eric undertook this leg of the competition, swimming fast enough to come in second, and giving an edge to Kaya, who biked a total of 24 miles along the Northern Highway to the Haulover Bridge and back, twice.
Despite a slight delay in Kayaís completion of the second leg of the competition, Bob was able to make up for the time lost by finishing third place in the 6.2 mile sprint along Princess Margaret Drive.

Through hard work and excellent team effort, Eric, Kaya and Bob were able to finish the relay in a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 32 seconds, just 4 minutes, 16 seconds behind the second place winners, Team Spectrum Design, with members Denise Diaz, Wilbert Jones and Louis Haulze (2:25:16). The coveted first place went to Team Sagitun, with members Shalini Zabaneh, Brandon Cattouse and Kevin Siroki, who finished at a mere 2 hours 19minutes and 23 seconds (16 minutes, 2 seconds ahead of our San Pedro representatives).

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