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Ferguson Wins Bay Street Mile

November 11, 2013

Revived Mile event in the Bahamas draws 200 participants

By Brent Stubbs, Tribune Media

NASSAU - David Ferguson had a little extra to do, but that didn’t take away from his ability to hold off the field to win the Open men’s division of the once popular Bay Street Mile that was returned to the Bahamas Association of Athletic Association’s calendar on Saturday.

Ferguson, the meet director, surged from behind to complete the early morning riser sponsored by Virgo Car Rentals from in front of the Straw Market on Bay Street to the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) in 4 minutes and 46 seconds.

“Leslie (Dorcelin) went out front and it kind of made me a little worried at first,” Ferguson said. “But after seeing the pace he was carrying, I knew he couldn’t maintain it. I knew I had another advantage because I’ve been training with my athletes.”

Ferguson, a physical education teacher at Anatol Rodgers Secondary High, said he was using the race to help him prepare for the half marathon of Marathon Bahamas in January.

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