Russell Marmon Walks Away With 2014 Martinique JetRace Championship

We think we Americans throw around the term “world champion” a little too loosely. The Major League Baseball World Series are conspicuously void of international teams and we all know a greasy spoon with the “World’s Greatest” cheeseburger, ribs and/or BBQ. As difficult as it is for us to admit, just because we claim it to be the best in the world, we need to actually include the rest of the world to truly validate the claim.

That’s why we’re stoked to announce the UK’s Russell Marmon’s dominance at this weekend’s first stop in the international 2014 Jetrace Series held in beautiful Martinique. The Caribbean island welcomed 20 racers from across the globe including Belgium, France, Great Britain, USA, and neighboring Guadalupe Island, as well as some locals.

The three-day race boiled down to a showdown between local racer Jean-Luc Jahsi and Marmon who both piloted Kawasaki Ultras – Jahsi on a new 310R and Marmon on his tried-and-true 300X. After the final day of battle, it was Marmon who claimed the victory, according to Jet Ski’n World.

The grueling schedule saw racers completing multiple long-distance heats in a single day, lapping the island almost continuously. Between racing past Club Med, spectators were entreated with flyboard and freestyle presentations.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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