AS THE countdown continues to Marathon Bahamas 2013, Glen Bain, a Bahamian businessman and distance runner, says he wants to see the title stay at home this year.
And, to encourage Bahamian runners in the full marathon category to run their best time ever, he is offering a $1,000 prize to the top native who crosses the finish line.
Bain said he is expecting there to be a showdown between Sidney Collie and Delroy Booth.
Mr Booth was the winner of the 2010 Marathon Bahamas with a time of two hours, 34 minutes. Mr Collie finished second in Marathon Bahamas 2012 with a time of 2.47.40.
Mr Bain is also a full marathoner and has participated in 15 overseas marathons including Hartford, Berlin, Quebec, West Palm Beach and Miami.
He has participated in Marathon Bahamas since its inception and will be running the full marathon on Sunday.
This incentive comes as Sidney Collie says he is looking to beat Bryan Huberty’s 2012 time of 2.42.53, and win this year’s Marathon Bahamas.
Mr Collie began his marathon running career in 2005. His first international race was the Jacksonville Bank Marathon and since then he has completed numerous international marathons and half marathons.