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Posted: Friday, March 8, 2024. 9:49 pm CST.

Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Slim and Trim like Guava Limb won Stage 1 of the Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge by five seconds over Team Lucas Oil on Friday, March 8 becoming the overall leader.

Slim and Trim Like Guava Limb, comprising Javier Guardado, Daniel Cruz, Jr., and Andres Cabb, Jr. clocked five hours, eight minutes, and 11 seconds (05:08:11) five second ahead of Team Lucas Oil, consisting of Clayton Cabb, Roy Cano, and Enrique Cruz, who were timed at 05:08:16.

Belize Coast Guard 1.5 (Wilbert Daniels, James Alford, and Daniel Gregorio) captured third place in 05:09:21.

According to Belikin La Ruta Maya, these were the category leaders at the end of Stage 1.

Men – #01 Slim and Trim like Guava Limb 05:08:11

Family Adventure – #36 One Paddle Closer 05:17:51

Mixed – #55 Team Lucas Oil Mixed 05:20:26

Masters – #65 Weh Deh Deh 05:42:54

C2 – #52 Koop Sheet Metal 05:44:20

Pleasure – 27 MSDCCDRM Triple Threat 05:38:36

Intramural – 20 UB Black Jaguars 05:40:25

Women – 18 Belize Port Authority Seasters 05:50:36

Three stages are left to complete this year’s Belikin La Ruta Maya. Stage 2 goes from Banana Bank to Double Head Cabbage on Saturday. Stage 3 on Sunday starts at Double Head Cabbage and heads to Burrell Boom. The race closes with the last stage from Burrell Boom to Belize City on Monday.

Of the 64 competing teams, 62 completed Stage 1, including Swamp Witch who had to abandon because of a broken canoe.


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