Gunby wins Open Water 5K
Gabriel?Gunby captured the second Powerade Barbados Open Water 5-K International on Whit Monday in an impressive time of one hour, 10.21 minutes.
The second male home in the event which attracted 21 swimmers, including eight females, was Russell Oliver. Rebecca Clarke was the first female to emerge from the water in a time of 1:15.14.
President of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association, Sonia O’Neal said she was pleased with the turnout and performance of the swimmers in light of Barbados’ bid to make a breakthrough in open water competition.
The natural pool of emerald water surrounding Barbados also proved a lure and impetus for the youngest finisher, 11-year-old Nicholas Hall and the oldest, John Mike Peterkins, 57. (KB)