David Riddle Sets New 8 Tuff Miles Record


Almost 1,500 runners and walkers traversed Centerline Road from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay on Saturday, February 23, for the 17th Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race. See next week’s edition for addition.

David Riddle, 31, of Cincinnati, Ohio, set a new course record in the 17th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race on Saturday, February 23. Riddle crossed the finish line in 45 minutes and 46 seconds, breaking the old record, set in 2011, of 46 minutes. On the woman’s side, it was 39 year old St. Thomas resident Ruth Ann David who won again this year, crossing the finish line in 58 minutes and 49 seconds. Almost 1,500 runners lined up at the starting line, above, near the V.I. National Park Visitors’ Center in Cruz Bay.

See back page for additional photos and next week’s Tradewinds for results.