October 21, 2005
Antigua to host OECS Half Marathon October 30

Antigua wilL be hosting the 2005 OECS NEMWIL Half Marathon on Sunday, October 30.

Last year’s winner, the legendary Pamenos Ballentyne of St Vincent and the Grenadines has proved to all that it would take a mammoth effort to take the title from him, having won the event eleven times. {{more}}St Lucia’s Zepherinus Joseph won in 2004 when the event was staged in St Kitts and Trinidad’s Curtis Cox has come close on many occasions. Another Vincentian Adi Carrington has in recent years dominated the women’s category winning comfortably from her closest rivals over the last three years.

Athletes are expected from Trinidad and Tobago and other OECS Member States as this an open event which usually has a large contingent from T & T participating in all the senior categories.

NEMWIL has sponsored this event for the past fifteen years and joined with the OECS Sports Desk, the Athletics Associations of the OECS led by Keith Joseph and the Trinidad & Tobago Athletics Association to ensure Grenada was given all the support it needed to host the race in 2004 after Hurricane Ivan had ravaged the island.