Gubbins and Morseman clinch Challenge crowns

  • Long way to go: the PwC Bermuda Half-Marathon starts in Hamilton yesterday, bringing to an end three days of racing in The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge, including the Butterfield Front Street Mile and the BF&M 10K (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Long way to go: the PwC Bermuda Half-Marathon starts in Hamilton yesterday, bringing to an end three days of racing in The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge, including the Butterfield Front Street Mile and the BF&M 10K (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Megan Gubbins and Bryan Morseman clinched The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge crowns with equally dominant displays in their respective categories.

Morseman, from Bath, New York, who won the marathon in 2017, capped a triumphant return to the island with an impressive weekend across the Butterfield Front Street Mile, BF&M 10K and PwC Bermuda Marathon.

He won the event in a combined time of 3hr 6min 37sec, more than 40 minutes ahead of Canadian runner-up Vincent Dussault.

Bermudian-based Tim Price rounded off the podium with a time of 3:53:03.

Morseman followed up a promising time of 4:46 in the mile on Friday evening with a 32:58 in the 10K on Saturday, before finishing with a swift 2:28:52 marathon to cap his title-winning display.

“I said anything under 4:50 in the mile — I ran 4:46 — anything under 34 minutes in the 10K — I ran 32:56 yesterday. And anything under 2:30 today, I ran 2:28, so I checked off every single thing, I won the challenge and I won the marathon, I’m speechless,” Morseman said.

Compatriot Gubbins produced an equally imperious performance in the women’s category, winning by almost 30 minutes from Inez Anne Haagen from Amsterdam.

The New York resident ran the mile in 5:53, clocked 40:41 in the 10K, and rounded the event off with a 3:10:52 marathon to finish with a combined winning time of 3:57:27.

Haagen completed the challenge in 4:24:06, with local runner Giselle Yeung clinching third place in 4:25:40.

In the half-marathon challenge, Nuhamin Bogale claimed the overall female title in a winning combined time of 1:58:37.

Abdulmenan Kasim took top honours in the men’s category in 1:43:21.

Therese Haiss and Meseret Ali Basa finished second and third behind Bogale, while Abu Kebede Diriba and Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele completed the men’s podium.

To view the results from The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge, full and half, click on the PDF links under “Related Media”

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Published Jan 20, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 20, 2020 at 6:46 am)

Gubbins and Morseman clinch Challenge crowns

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