Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Ian “Lion” Gordon adds more wins to his racing journey


With the goal of participating in the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris, France, island resident Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon continues to participate in several local and regional races. In his latest two races in Belize, he placed first in Placencia Village and second in Belmopan City.
On Sunday, October 3rd Gordon participated in the 2nd annual Splash Half Marathon and Relay Race organized by Splash Dive Center in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District. He was part of a team of four members that participated in a four-mile relay race, where each of his team members finished within 20 minutes. Out of 30 participating teams, Gordon’s team took the coveted first place.
His second race was the 2019 Belize Run Diabetes, held in Belmopan City on Sunday, October 13th. The (26.2 miles) race took place from Belmopan City to Palacio’s Farm on the Hummingbird Highway, and it saw the participation of over 100 Belizean and international athletes. Gordon managed to finish three hours and 42 minutes and placed second. He shared with The San Pedro Sun that it is an improvement from last years’ finishing time of three hours and 58 minutes.
To continue to prepare for his dream race, Gordon will be participating in a 26-mile race in Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday, December 7th, and End of the World Marathon (13 miles) to be held in Placencia Village on Sunday, December 8th. To keep up with Gordon’s future races or how you can assist him financially, you can check him out on Facebook under Ian Gordon or call him at 628-6696 or 665-4372.

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