December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

A Tribute to Morrel Beckford, Outstanding Marathoner

A Tribute to Morrel Beckford, Outstanding Marathoner

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.”