Before I proceed I want to thank all my supporters [physical and spiritual], and it is my prayer that I will continue to make you proud and glorify our creator Jesus The Christ.

I have been including some races into my training sessions. See what The Barbados Advocate has to say

Josiah does the double this past weekend


This past weekend proved to be a fruitful one for locally-based road-racer and triathlete Oein Josiah as he took two wins in separate events. Still in form after a podium finish in last month’s Massy Rainbow Cup event in Tobago, Josiah used the events as training as he has his focus on preparing for his next triathlon event in October.

Saturday morning, Josiah took top honours in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Barbados’ road race which got off the mark at 6:00 AM. However, this was only after he took in an hour long ride. A 2 KM open water swim followed as he resumed his training with the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes.

The following day he was the first person back over the line in the inaugural Special Olympics Barbados 5K. That race, which served as a fundraiser to send a delegation of close to 30 athletes to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games, was started at 4:30 PM and went from the Bay Street Esplanade and and back through Bridgetown. Josiah blazed a time of 17:3.08 minutes to be followed home by Sho-mel Maynard (17:54.1) and his father Orin Josiah (17:58.4).

Josiah said that he was happy that he could incorporate both events into his training regime as they were both for charitable causes. “I am glad I supported both races as they were held for worthy causes. CFFB is promoting awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and the Special Olympics 5K is raising funds for the athletes trip to Los Angeles this summer for their overseas meet.” (MP)