Cayman runner makes bid for world championships

| 12/01/2012

Rankin_Jon-FifthAve09-200x300.jpg(CNS): Local middle distance runner Jon Rankin will be running a very important mile in his first competition of 2012 when he competes at the University of Washington Indoor Preview Meet on Saturday in effort to qualify for the Indoor World Championships in March in Turkey. Last year in Puerto Rico Rankin earned a bronze medal in the 1,500meter race at the the CACAC Senior Championships. In this Olympic year Rankin is hoping for even more success.  “I truly believe it's going to be an exciting year this year because it's an Olympic year,” he said this week. Rankin hits the track on Saturday at 12:15 pm PST and the results will be available on the even website after the race.  

Although Rankin was born in the United States and lives mostly in Seattle, both of his parents were born in George Town and he competes for the Cayman Islands. He is Cayman’s only middle distance competitive runner and is expected to be in the CI team heading to London this summer

To see results of the race next Saturday, click here

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