The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K community is saddened by
the sudden passing on Saturday, February 12 of marathoner and
western Jamaica senior criminal defense attorney-at-law Morrel
Beckford, who fell ill during one of his regular runs.
Mr. Beckford participated in the 2021 Virtual Reggae Marathon and
completed his run in Negril last December. He was a member of the M &
D Bootcamp based in Sav la Mar, Westmoreland.
“We wish to express our condolences on behalf of the Reggae Marathon
team to Mr. Beckford’s family and members of his running community in
western Jamaica. May his soul rest in peace,” said Alfred ‘Frano’
Francis, race director for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.
Also paying tribute to Mr. Beckford, is fellow runner Andrew Gayle, who
frequently ran and trained with him.
According to Mr. Gayle: “Morrel’s passion, commitment and love for road
running and boot camp workouts were an inspiration and motivation to
many fitness enthusiasts and road runners, especially those in
Westmoreland. He always wore a smile and was always excited, like a
child. when the next road race was approaching.”