Haines bags 2nd medal in 6 marathon challenge

| 14/04/2014

(CNS): Just one week after he covered more than 26 miles of pavements in Paris, on Sunday veteran local distance runner Derek Haines took another step towards his mammoth goal of six marathons in one year. Derek Haines not only completed the London marathon, he did it in under four hours with a time of  03:57:01, despite aching legs from the previous week's onslaught. Haines may well have been inspired as more donations poured in for Cayman HospiceCare, the charity for which Haines is planning to wear out his legs around the world to raise $1 million to build an inpatient centre. Since he started the challenge in Paris last week, another $100,000 has now been pledged. Kenyan world record holder Wilson Kipsang won the race and his second title in London, finishing with a course record of 2:04:27. 

The UK’s Olympic champion Mo Farah finished eighth on his marathon debut with a time of in 2:08:21.

Haines was placed 54th overall in his category of 65-69 year olds, but more than 36,000 people hit the streets of London for the race through England’s capital.

Haines will now be taking a well-earned but relatively short break in marathon running terms as he looks ahead to the next 26+ mile race, which will be in June in Pamplona, Spain, where he will be running with his daughter, Lizzy. After that, it’s San Francisco in July and Dublin in October (Haines missed the New York registration), and finally finishing on home turf in the Cayman Islands marathon in December.

Anyone who wishes to help Haines reached the goal of $1 million can donate at www.six4hospice.com.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for representing Cayman so well Chris & Stuart, and for such a great cause too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This man truly deserves an OBE for all that he has done for the Cayman Islands. If he had become Commisioner of Police in 2005, we would not have lost so many good Caymanian Police Officers, had screw-up's like Operation Tempura which costed us millions of dollars and today, having a 40% increase in overall crime.

    He is the only Englishman who "really and truly" earned every penny of his salary each month from the RCIPS and following his untimely departure, gave so much back to the community by involving himself in numerous charitable events. 

    As we use to say back in DTF, "You can never keep a good man down" Way to go Boss !!

     

     

  3. pmilburn says:

    Talk about dedication.Way to go Derek and keep up the great work for Hospice.

  4. Anonymous says:

    what a champ!

     

  5. Young Man says:

    Much respect, Mr. Haines.

  6. brit says:

    Brilliant well done to you.

     

  7. Anonymous says:

    Superstar…what an inspiration..