Friday, April 19, 2024

Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon to host first ever 101-mile run challenge


Island marathoner Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon is currently organizing and preparing for the first-ever ‘King Lion 101 mile run’ challenge set for December 19, 2020. This event is the first of its kind in Belize, and Gordon expects to complete the challenge in 16 hours. He is inviting others to join him, and he is calling on sponsors that may want to support this event.

The 101 mile route is planned to start at 5AM, beginning in Belize City. A support team will accompany Gordon and other runners through the Philip Goldson Highway, then off to the Burrell Boom road, and onto the George Price Highway until the Capital City of Belmopan. The runners will then return to Belize City, completing the 101 miles. Gordon noticed that this challenge has been taking place in other countries except Belize. He is excited to bring it to the country and hopes to inspire more marathoners to continue aiming high in this sport.

Gordon added that the registration fee to participate in this historic event is $35 and it comes with a t-shirt. He explained that due to the current pandemic, no more than ten persons will be allowed to participate. Gordon said that participants are not obliged to complete the 101 miles, but the activity is open to anyone wanting to challenge themselves.

42-year-old Gordon has been living in San Pedro Town for the past 19 years and is a well-known athlete. He has participated in several local and international marathons over the years. The island runner hopes someday to represent Belize in the major leagues (Olympics) and believes that it is never late to make your dreams come true. To sign up or sponsor this event, contact Gordon at phone number 650-0968 or email [email protected].

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