Tyler Butterfield battled through the pain barrier to set a new national record in the marathon after coming twelfth in the hot and humid conditions yesterday.
In only the third marathon of his career, Butterfield finished in a time of 2hr 26min 29sec to edge past Raymond Swan’s 36-year-old Bermudian record of 2:26:37.
Butterfield was the only runner in the 24-man field to post a personal best at a sun-drenched Southport Broadwater Parklands.
“That hurt every step,” Butterfield said. “We had the wind on the way home. You could feel it … when you’re starting to get tired and your legs are feeling heavy and you’re getting cramp. That’s racing for you. I’ve never had to hurt so much.”

 Read the Royal Gazette article here

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