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Minors continues strong start to year

Dage Minors said he was encouraged by his victory in the 1,000 metres at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic last weekend.

The Bermudian won his event at the indoor meet in a time of 2min 24.44sec.

Minors said he was thrilled to build on his second-place finish in the Butterfield Front Street Mile Elite Men's race this month.

“First and foremost, I was very keen on keeping some momentum from a decent showing on Front Street,” Minors said.

“The race went out slow, so I knew it would be tactical and come down to who can finish the strongest.

“I didn't really have any big expectations. The goal was to put myself in a position to race well, whether that be at a faster pace or tactical like it was.”

Luciano Fiore finished second in 2:24.64 and Patrick Gregory third in 2:26.05 at the meet held at the Boston University Track and Tennis Centre.

Minors used the event to gauge the progress he has made in his training programme.

“Mainly the race was used as a stepping stone in my training,” he said. “Because it's an odd distance, it's a good indication to see where I'm at in training.

“My short term goal for the winter months is taking a crack at breaking the national indoor record in the mile. Once spring/summer comes, I'm looking to travel overseas and race some 800s and 1,500.

“Another goal is to secure some sponsorship for the next few years, so I can race at different meets.”

The Bermuda indoor mile record stands at 4:03.24 and was achieved by Terrance Armstrong in 1998.

Minors hopes to compete at the Music City Distance Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, in May, the Portland Track Festival in Oregon in June, as well as at multiple British Milers Club meets.

Out in front: Dage Minors

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Published January 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm (Updated January 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm)

Minors continues strong start to year

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