Next April, 2018, Bermuda will be the location to host its first World Triathlon Series event. This is confirmed by the Bermuda’s Tourism Authorities and also by the International Triathlon Union (ITU).
They both have signed a three-year contract to make Bermuda host World Triathlon Series events in different occasions, the first being on April 2018.
“Our warm climate in April offers perfect conditions for racing. We invite triathletes to enjoy some early season training, kick off their race calendar and bring their friends and families to relax on our pink sand beaches.”- said Kevin Dallas, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO
— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) May 23, 2017
An approved location
The International Triathlon Union, after a detailed inspection, has already approved the race for the WT Bermuda. The race predicts a sprint and also a standard distance run which will take place along the picturesque Front Street. Then, a swim in the clear Atlantic Ocean. The riding challenge will take place over a course of a hilly route.
The ITU President Marisol Casado added: “We love the technical course that will challenge our elites and provide breathtaking scenery to age group athletes.” She also added that Bermuda is a location that is very accessible for athletes especially the one coming from North America and Europe.
The Bermuda’s triathlon event is expected to welcome athletes from all around the world with the intention to not only compete for the big prize, but also enjoy one of the world’s most attractive destinations.
Reigning ITU World Champion Flora Duffy said: “Bermuda is my home, a place that I am drawn to, it’s where I belong and I am excited to welcome triathletes to an island that is set apart by its location and way of life. Bermuda is about the people you meet, and a land that has its own mystique.”
She also added that people in Bermuda are extremely welcoming and friendly. They are ready to cheer and create a pleasant atmosphere for all the event guests. In order to register for the World Triathlon Bermuda, athletes should wait a few weeks…