Belize represented well in prestigious Triple Crown river races Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Hener Cruz and Kyle Mynar are currently in the United States competing against the best paddlers of North America for the Tripple Crown title. They won their first race, the Texas River Marathon, on Saturday 6th May in the C2 class.

On Monday May 29th, they raced the Clinton Classic in New York which is the first leg of the Triple Crown.  All three Triple Crown races are known as the most competitive races in the world.  The best paddlers from North America train to do well in these races in order to prove themselves the best.  Hener and Kyle placed 11th on Monday even though the conditions were as bad as they can get.  It was a cold and rainy day unlike any weather Hener has ever paddled in, but still placed 11th against the best paddlers of North America.

Even though they did not win, they still did better than any Belizean paddler has done in the Clinton Classic since our best finish prior to Monday was 12th place.  Good job Hener!  Their next race will be the Texas Water Safari on the 10th of June which is a 260 mile nonstop race known to paddlers as the toughest race in the world.  We expect Hener and Kyle to do very well in this race since it is a race in which our Belizean paddlers have always done well in.  Keep on training Hener and continue to make us all proud.

I would like to whole heartedly thank all our sponsors that are making this Belizean Representation possible.

NICH, Belize Tourism Board, Universal Hardware, Mark and Marilyn Polumbus, AyinHa Adventures, National Aggregates, Koop Sheet Metal, Rhonda of Morning Matter, Love FM, Channel 7, The Belize Canoe Association, Econo Diesel of Spanish Lookout, Belize Telemedia Limited, Quans Trading Center, Brothers Habet, International Environments Limited, R J B Construction Company Limited, Artic Cold and Williams Supper Market, Cayo Steel Works, Belize Roadway Construction, Impact Designs, Bob Bounahar.