Lamont Marshall Breaks 5000 Meter Record

April 9, 2011

[Updated] Only weeks after breaking Bermuda’s 3,000 meter record, Lamont Marshall has pushed out another record breaking performance, shattering the 5000 meter record last night [Apr.8] in North Carolina.

Mr Marshall was competing at the prestigious Duke Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina, and recorded a time of 14:27 which is ten seconds faster than the old record which he himself had set. He had split times of 4:36, 4:38, and 4:40 respectively.

Mr Marshall finished 8th overall, thirty-five seconds behind the race winner Leonard Korir who clocked a time of 13:52. His next competition is the Tom Jones Memorial in Florida where he plans on running the 1500 meter event.

Update: Bermuda had two record setting performances at this meet, with Ashley Berry smashing the Bermuda Junior 3,000 Meter Record in a time of 10:23.50.

BTFA President Donna Watson said, “Ashley competed Friday evening in the 1500m running a time of 4:47.04, 1.14 seconds from the Bermuda National Junior record which is 4:45.90 held by Alexis Bean.”

“She then ran the 3000m on the Saturday in a field of 25 athletes placing 13th overall. Ashley smashed her own Bermuda Junior Record in a time of 10:23.50 with the current record of 10:41.33. This is Ashley’s 1st 3000m for the season. This puts her in great shape for the upcoming Carifta Games. Ashley has now qualified for the 1500m & 3000m for the Pan Am Jrs which are being held in Miramar, Florida in July.”

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  1. S Brown says:

    Congrats! keep up the good work

  2. NUNYA says:

    Keep it up Lamont! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!

  3. Chris says:

    Well done Monty! The Government should be giving the Marshall brothers awards and sponsorship and keep the regiment off their back. They are role models for all Bermudians and have done a fantastic job training/racing since a very young age. Congrats again Monty.

  4. d reader says:

    he had a lot of practtice running from the army..

    • you got to be joking says:

      you are not funny at all childish and ignorant yes

  5. Well done says:

    I had the privilege to do a few 200m sprints the other day with a guy who was doing 400m sprints. He helped me being a rabit to chase. I learned and was inspired just being able to run behind this guy. Now that I can compare the pace time of what we were running to this record time of 25 laps…. GEEEEEESH!! I would surely like to see it live. He must have burnt up the track! I didn’t realize who I was running with untl afterwards. Well done!!!! And THANKS for your assistance.