Dage Minors sets new national record and gears up for Front Street Mile
Dage Minors set another national record when winning the tenth annual Biggsteps Toward Cancer Prevention 5K in Boston on Sunday.
Minors clocked a time of 14min 43sec to pip Max McNeill (14:45) to victory and in doing so the 27-year-old smashed by five seconds the previous best set by triathlete Tyler Smith last year.
“I’m really pleased with the effort and the record,” said Minors, who was breaking his third record of the year after setting new milestones in the 1,500 metres at the Trafford Grand Prix in July and in the West Chester Mile in Pennsylvania in August.
“My coach wanted something to break up the training so we decided to race. I went in really just looking to see where I am physically during this time of year and gauge what I can do early in the winter ahead of the indoor season.
“I was surprised how easy it felt. Training has been going well and so it was good to get in a low-key race before the indoor season kicks off.”
Minors will be now be aiming to build on his fine recent form in the season-opening Sharon Colyear-Danville Meet at Boston University on December 3.
“Right now, I’m looking to open up my indoor season at Boston University in early December and probably also compete there a week later as well,” added Minors, who finished ninth in the 1,500 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in the summer.
The distance runner will then return to Bermuda to compete in the Front Street Mile, which he won in 2018 and finished runner-up two years later.
“After that I will look to head back home for the holiday season, race the Front Street Mile and then head back over to the east coast for more indoor races in late January and into February.
“How the winter period goes will determine my plans for rest of the spring and summer time.”