Kerri Kanuga is a swimmer who loves to run. Kanuga began running relatively late in life but found that it suited her lust for adventure, fitness and travel. She discovered over the ensuing years that she is not the fastest runner, but has great endurance. Her growing interest in ultra-distances began when she realized that on the longer races she would always catch people towards the end. When runners ahead of her were starting to run out of steam she was often just getting warmed up! Kanuga has completed many marathons and several off-road 50 km events. Lisa is her idol and coach and is working with Kerri to complete her first 100 mile race in the near future.
Living on the flat island of Grand Cayman there is not much offered in the way of running adventure. So Kanuga feeds her drive with distance swimming. She has completed numerous long-distance swims including being one of the first to navigate a staged swim around the entire coastline of Grand Cayman and a double-crossing of the Cayman Brac to Little Cayman channel which took her over the Cayman Trough (some of the deepest water in the world with depths of 25,000 ft). Kanuga is currently training for a 20 km swim around Key West (June 2014), an event she entered after breaking her toe and having to withdraw from the Keys100.
Kanuga says, “I was thrilled when Lisa asked me to assist! I know I am the rookie on the team, but I look forward to what I will learn from these accomplished athletes and am honored to be in their presence. I am also pleased to be a part of BadWater4GoodWater. It’s such a great charity and I admire Lisa for combining her passion for running with a worthy effort to raise money for clean water.”