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May 3, 2021

Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon Completes 8-Day Half-Marathon Around Belize

San Pedro based marathon runner Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon has completed an eight-day marathon across Belize. The challenge was to run thirteen miles every day around various municipalities. Gordon began in the Corozal District on April twenty-sixth then did his second leg on Tuesday from the Queen Elizabeth Park in Orange Walk Town. Several athletes from Sugar City joined Gordon finishing the half-marathon run at the same spot where it started.  On April twenty-eighth, he started from Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District in southern Belize and started his way up. The route included Hopkins to Dangriga, where the run finished at the Drums of our Fathers Monument.  Next, it was San Ignacio-Santa Elena. Then on to the Capital City of Belmopan and second to last was Belize City. He put thirteen point one miles in each area with the exception in the Dangriga route, where Gordon did fifteen point five miles and sixteen miles in Belize on May second. Gordon finished his ‘Run Around the Country’ in San Pedro today, where he was joined by island athletes.  San Pedro correspondent Dion Vansen spoke to Gordon who encouraged others, especially those in their forties, to “Just do it.”  


[Interview with Ian Gordon on ‘Run Around the Country’…]


His ultimate goal is to represent Belize in the major leagues and give our country an Olympic medal.

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