Male overall champion Jean-Paul Drakes is the kind of person who would choose running sneakers over dress shoes.
Outside of the competition season, Drakes, who is no stranger to grabbing up CariFin titles, ensures he doesn’t slip up by staying away from consuming junk and food in large quantities.
So, how did he train?
“I did a lot of cross training to build conditioning, so I did swimming, cycling and running,” he said.
And, like Staceyanne Jack, the First Citizens employee said credit firstly goes to God. He also attributed his success partly to his competitors, whom he said ensured that he pushed himself harder.
“All glory goes to the most-high, the (RBL) Republic Bank Limited for the team spirit, the runners that challenge themselves to beat me. Without the challengers I won’t have pushed myself.”
Some interesting facts about the male overall winner: He loves reading but prefers the feel of a physical book as opposed to reading off of his iPad; he loves travelling to new places just to see and use their running track; and he doesn’t like being outside when it’s raining- unless it’s for training or competition.
Commenting on his success at this year’s CariFin Games, Drakes said he feels proud of his win, adding that he will continue to push for success.
All the best to Jean-Paul Drakes who will be awarded at the CariFin Prize Distribution Ceremony on Thursday, August 23, 2018!