Third KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile Title for Thie?
Front Street noise hard to beat for two-time race champion who loves the “buzz of the weekend and, more than anything, the people.”
From Royal Gazette
James Thie, the two-time winner of the KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile, still has the speed that could carry him to a history-making third victory in the event.
After a four-year gap the Wales runner is returning for Friday’s showcase race.
Thie is now 35 and ten years on from the moment that he set his Mile career best of 3 minutes, 57 seconds in New York, but he has barely slowed down. He raced to a 3:44.25 time in a 1500 meter event last summer.
In 2010, he reached the Commonwealth Games 1500m final. Thie is a favorite athlete with Bermuda spectators and he is looking forward to returning to the Island and experiencing the “buzz of the weekend and, more than anything, the people”.
He said: “In my seven visits previous, it’s the kindness of the people that is hard to beat anywhere else. I’ve lost count of the invites to people’s houses for dinner, being taking around the Island and just looking after me from the start of visits to the end.
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