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Book Details Record-Setting Swim Around Island

Book Details Record-Setting Swim Around Island

Former Bermuda College mathematics professor Dr. Seán O’Connell has written a book about his record-setting two-day swim around Bermuda in 1976. The 116-page autobiographical account details the then-33-year-old’s months of preparation, a failed attempt, and his gruelling but ultimately successful 38-mile swim that raised $11,000 for charity and... Read more of this article

Marshall Breaks 3000 Steeplechase Record

Marshall Breaks 3000 Steeplechase Record

Bermuda’s Lamont Marshall has broken yet another record, this time shattering the 3000 steeplechase record stopping the clock at 8:49.71 while competing in the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, Tennessee. The old record of 8:53 was set back in 1996 by Terrance Armstrong. The time also qualified Mr Marshall for next years Commonwealth Games... Read more of this article

Lamont Marshall Breaks 3000 Meter Record

Lamont Marshall Breaks 3000 Meter Record

Running at the Jamaica International Invitational held in Kingston, Jamaica, Bermuda’s Lamont Marshall broke his own 3000 meter record crossing the line in 8:05 about three seconds quicker than his previous time. He placed 8th in a field of twelve, and the race was won by Australian Jack Rayner in a time of 7:52. Marshall has been on a record... Read more of this article

Minors Sets New 800M Record At Invitational

Minors Sets New 800M Record At Invitational

Bermuda’s Dage Minors — who competes for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field team — set a new school record time in the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational which was held at Princeton University in New Jersey.The school said, “The most impressive outing of the day for the Ravens came some three hours away... Read more of this article

Lisa Blackburn Breaks Masters World Record

Lisa Blackburn Breaks Masters World Record

Bermuda’s Lisa Blackburn made a very impressive showing at the Ontario Masters Swimming Championships in Canada this weekend, breaking the Masters World Record in the 100 freestyle.Racing at the Ontario Masters Swimming Championships in Toronto, Ontario, she shattered the Masters World Record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 58.24. Ms Blackburn... Read more of this article

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Lamont Marshall Breaks Another Record

Only weeks after shattering the 3000m record, Lamont Marshall has broken yet another Bermuda record; this time setting a new record in the 5000m. Competing last night in the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina, Marshall ran the 5000 meters in a time of 14:23, breaking his own record of 14:27 which was set six years ago, also in Raleigh. This... Read more of this article

Four Records Broken At Best Of Best Meet

Four Records Broken At Best Of Best Meet

The Best of the Best #3 Swim Meet was held at the BASA Pool, with the young swimmers putting on strong showings and breaking four records. Marleigh Howes established two new Girls 8 & Under Records. She touched the wall in a time of 1:20.85 during the 100m Freestyle breaking Elan Daley’s record time of 1:20.97 back on December 15th, 2013 in, Ontario,... Read more of this article

Estwanik Sets World Record For Running In Suit

Estwanik Sets World Record For Running In Suit

Bermuda is now home to the ‘fastest suit-wearing runner,’ as Chris Estwanik set a new unofficial world record when he finished the NYC Half Marathon today [March 19] in a time of 1:11:36, having raced the entire 13.1 mile distance wearing a suit – complete with jacket, shirt, and tie. His time of 1.11.36 saw him finish 55th overall... Read more of this article

Smith Sets New Bermuda Long Jump Record

Smith Sets New Bermuda Long Jump Record

Bermuda’s Tyrone Smith competed in the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, England, shattering the Bermuda Indoor National Long Jump Record in the process. The three time Olympian broke the Bermuda Indoor National Long Jump Record with his leap of 7.83m. Smith finished second behind Godfrey Khotso Mokoena from South Africa who finished with... Read more of this article

Bermuda Swimmers Set New National Records

Bermuda Swimmers Set New National Records

Bermuda swimmers recently competed in the 13th FINA Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Ontario, finishing the meet with four new national records set, including three by Julian Fletcher and one by Rebecca Heyliger. Mr. Fletcher told Bernews, “We had myself and Rebecca Heyliger competing in three events each over the six day period. “On... Read more of this article

Fletcher Sets Three New Records At World Cup

Fletcher Sets Three New Records At World Cup

Bermudian swimmer Julian Fletcher recently competed at the FINA World Cup meets in Asia, making a very impressive showing which saw him set three new Bermuda records, and become the first Bermudian to swim in a World Cup final. The three national records broken included 50 BR – 28.65 [World Cup Singapore]; 50 BR -28.50 [World Cup Hong Kong]; and... Read more of this article

Swimming: Fletcher Sets New Bermuda Record

Swimming: Fletcher Sets New Bermuda Record

Bermudian Olympian Julian Fletcher competed in the 2016 FINA Short-Course World Cup Series in Singapore, setting a new national record in the process. Fletcher — competing in heat three of the 50m breaststroke — finished 5th with a time of 28.65 which saw him finish 13th overall, and set a new Bermuda National Record.He also competed in... Read more of this article

New Record Set In Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

New Record Set In Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Comanche has set a Newport Bermuda Race record celebrating her line honours victory in the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, Newport Bermuda 2016. Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100 foot screamer, skippered by Ken Read, crossed the line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 4:22:53 EDT. Her elapsed time is a provisional 34hrs 42min... Read more of this article