Bermuda Athletes Set Two New Records

March 20, 2011

lamont marshall bermuda 9Yesterday [Mar.20] two of the island’s top athletes turned out record setting performances during overseas contests –  breaking two Bermuda records.

Swimmer Kiera.Aitken broke the 800m Freestyle Long Course Record while competing at the Circuit “V Trofeu CN Sabadell” meet in Spain. Her time of 9:35.38, broke the old record of 9:50.26 which was set on April 16, 2009 by Stephanie Myles.

Ms Aitken was not alone yesterday, as one of the island’s top runners joined her in shattering a Bermuda record in an overseas event.

During the ’49er Classic’ in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lamont Marshall [pictured] won the race, shattering the Bermuda 3000 meter record in the process.

Mr. Marshall finished in a time of 8:25.15, which is 10 seconds faster than the old record which was 8:35, set by Jay Donawa in April 27, 1990 in Philadelphia.

The previous day in the same meet, Mr Marshall finished second in the 1500 meters in a time of 3:53, which was under 0.5 seconds behind the winner.

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  1. BernewsbandiT says:

    congrats to the both of you, bermuda needs more ppl like you.

  2. Positiveness says:

    Well done to the both of you!! Keep it up!

  3. Warrior Queen says:

    Well done Keira. Keep up the good work and setting new records for Bermy soon you will be setting international records as well.

    Well done Monty. Proud of you. They can’t stop you and at least you did not have a police bike to stop you from acheiving this record. LOL.

  4. Taurus says:

    Great job!!Good to hear about the positive things that a lot of young Bermudians are doing.We do need to read more about them!! Best of luck in the future for both of them!!!!

  5. Terrible says:

    Go ‘head Monty!