Men’s Champions of the May 24th Marathon Derby.

2010 Christopher Estwanik
2009 Christopher Estwanik
2008 Christopher Estwanik
2007 Larry W. Marshall
2006 Terrance Armstrong
2005 Terrance Armstrong
2004 Terrance Armstrong
2003 Kavin Smith
2002 Kavin Smith
2001 Kavin Smith
2000 Kavin Smith
1999 Kavin Smith
1998 Tracey Wright
1997 Kavin Smith
1996 Kavin Smith
1995 Kavin Smith
1994 Brett Forgesson
1993 Kavin Smith
1992 Errol Cormack
1991 Michael Watson
1990 Tracey Wright
1989 Tony Ryan
1988 Tony Ryan
1987 Michael Watson
1986 Tony Ryan
1985 Michael Watson
1984 Michael Watson
1983 Kevin Pearson
1982 Cal Bean
1981 Raymond Swan
1980 Jeff Payne
1979 Garry Wilkinson
1978 Raymond Swan
1977 Cal Bean
1976 Cal Bean
1975 Cal Bean
1974 Calvin Hansey
1973 Mike Woods
1972 Calvin Hansey
1971 Cal Bean
1970 Calvin Hansey
1969 Calvin Hansey
1968 Alan Hatherly
1967 Thomas Smith
1966 Thomas Smith
1965 Neville Virgil
1964 Neville Virgil
1963 Max Smith Jr.
1962 Ed Sherlock
1961 Ed Sherlock
1960 Ed Sherlock
1959 Ed Sherlock
1958 Ed Sherlock
1957 Arthur Lambert
1956 Ed Sherlock
1955 Arthur Lambert
1954 Arthur Lambert
1953 Arthur Lambert
1952 Arthur Lambert
1951 Stanley Burgess
1950 Stanley Burgess
1949 Arthur Lambert
1948 George Lambert
1947 Stanley Burgess
1946 Stanley Burgess
1945 Victor Hollis
1944 Victor Hollis
1943 Stanley Burgess
1942 James Robinson
1941 Victor Hollis
1940 James Robinson
1939 Max Smith Sr.
1938 Max Smith Sr.
1937 Max Smith Sr.
1936 Max Smith Sr.
1935 Kenneth Castle
1934 Kenneth Castle
1933 James Thomas
1932 Kenneth Castle
1931 Max Smith Sr.
1930 Stanley Burgess
1929 Wesley Bascome
1928 Wesley Bascome
1927 Joe Thompson
1926 Joe Thompson
1925 Joe Thompson
1924 George De Shield
1923 George Ratteray
1922 George Ratteray
1921 John Simons
1920 Wentworth Zuill
1919 Max Smith
1918 Max Smith
1917 Wentworth Zuill
1916 John Simons
1915 [No Race]
1914 Private Henson
1913 Private Rendall
1912 Private Rendall
1911 Private Bruce
1910 Private Jordan
1909 Private Jordan

Further Information

  • Kavin Smith holds the records for most wins – nine. This is disputed in some circles due to discrepancies from decades ago. Some say Sir Stanley Burgess holds the record with 10 or 11 wins, while Kavin Smith is officially recognized as the record holder with 9 wins.
  • The 2009 second placer was Olympic triathlete Tyler Butterfield, whose mother Debbie Butterfield holds the record of 7 wins in the female division of the May 24th half marathon
  • 2009 saw the return of 1978 & 1981 winner Ray Swan, who ran his first half marathon in twenty years – at the age of 71
  • In 2008, the winner Christopher Estwanik set a new record of 1:08.25, finishing over 4 mins ahead of the second placer. His wife Ashley won the women’s division making them the first husband wife team to win the May 24th in the same year.
  • The brother of the 2007 winner Larry Marshall is also a top runner – Lamont Marshall
  • Stanley Burgess, a multiple time winner in the 1940′s and 50′s, competed in the race for sixty years. He competed from 1921 to 1983 running well into his 80′s. His 1951 win came at age 49, making him the oldest runner to win the race. A perennial crowd favourite, in later years the crowd was well known not to leave until the elderly Mr. Burgess finished the race.
  • In a brother/sister victory,Merenette Bean, the sister of 1976 winner Cal Bean won the female division of the race in the same year.
  • The 1964 winner Neville Virgil was followed closely by his twin brother Neil who placed 2nd.
  • John Simon, the 1916 winner, was the first Bermudian winner.
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