The Bermuda Triathlon Association held their 2017 Awards, with Flora Duffy winning the Senior Professional Female Triathlete of the Year, while Tyler Butterfield was named the Senior Professional Male Triathlete of the Year.
The Senior Amateur Female Triathlete of the Year was Karen Smith, while the Senior Amateur Male Triathlete of the Year was Matt Thompson.
2017 Bermuda Triathlon Association Awards
Best New Triathlete Female - Maddy Durkin Best New Triathlete Male –Alan Potts Most Improved Triathlete Female – Liz Stewart Most Improved Triathlete Male – Otis Ingham Peter Grayston Special Achievement Award – Tyler Smith John Buchanan Club Person of the Year – Alec Shepherd Jim Butterfield Long Service Award – Patty Petty Olympic Distance National Champion Female – Ashley Estwanik Olympic Distance National Champion Male – Geoff Smith Sprint Distance National Champion Female – Karen Smith Sprint Distance National Champion Male – Alan Potts Junior Triathlete of the Year 7-10 Female – Charlotte Millington Junior Triathlete of the Year 7-10 Male – Callum McFarlane Junior Triathlete of the Year 11-14 Female – Jessie Marshall Junior Triathlete of the Year 11-14 Male – Nick Pilgrim Senior Triathlete of the Year Amateur Female – Karen Smith Senior Triathlete of the Year Amateur Male – Matt Thompson Senior Triathlete of the Year Professional Female – Flora Duffy Senior Triathlete of the Year Professional Male – Tyler Butterfield
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Duffy Talks 2018 Plans and More
Multiple World Champion Flora Duffy is on island only for a brief visit, with www.islandstats.com one of the few media outlets getting the opportunity to sit and have a brief chat.
While some could only focus on the Triathlon in Bermuda schedule for April 28th, Duffy has a plan for 2018 in a bid to retain her World Triathlon Series title for a third year in a row.
Recently married Duffy say’s, “Being a World Champion comes with so many other things, extra sponsor commitments and a host of other things, but you have to remain focused on the end goal.”
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Duffy Named Triathlon Best Female Runner of 2017
Bermuda Olympian and multiple World Champion Flora Duffy has been named the Triathlon Best Female Runner of 2017 in WTS Rotterdam.
We’ve talked over and over about Duffy’s perfect race in the Rotterdam Grand Final, the one where she dominated and collected her second world title.
But one aspect of that race that helped launch her to the top of the podium was her run!
Yes she was the second person to exit the waters, yes she forced a bike breakaway with only two other women, but it was her run that CATAPULTED her to the finish line.
Exiting T2, Duffy still had company, but once her feet hit that pavement she was like the female version of the flash! Finishing with a 55-second advantage over the silver medalist - what?!
It’s so impressive giving the stakes of the race, Duffy really showed how strong she really is across the board that day.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Duffy Named Triathlon Best Female Biker of 2017
Bermuda Olympian and multiple World Champion Flora Duffy has been named the Triathlon Best Female Biker of 2017.
Over the rest of the month of January Triathlon.org will be naming the “Best of 2017” moments from the year, anything from overall athletes to top race performances to inspirational finishes because when you have a year like we just had, you have to celebrate it!
While 2017 was the year that Duffy proved her ability to be an all-around three sport triathlete, there is never denying what a powerhouse she is on the bike.
In almost every single WTS race she competed in this year she managed to create a breakaway advantage.
Riding in a bike pack isn’t her style and it’s because of her initiative that she could use her strength in the bike to create enough of a gap where she could excel then on the run and claim six WTS golds, including the World Championship crown for the second year in a row.
It’s not just on the Triathlon stage that she dominates as well, she also earned her fourth straight XTERRA World Crown in 2017, pointing out that she can also perform when she has some mud underneath her tires as well.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Princess Named WTS Bermuda Series Official Hotel
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has been named an “Official Main Sponsor and the “Official Event Hotel” for the 2018 World Triathlon Bermuda, which will make a stop for the first time in Bermuda on April 28th, 2018.
“This is a great partnership for World Triathlon Bermuda,” said Phil Schmidt of the World Triathlon Bermuda local organizing committee. “The proximity of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club to the race course in combination with the hotel’s superb level of service and amenities will deliver a stellar experience for the ITU family, athletes and spectators alike.”
The partnership marks the first public announcement for what is a limited number of “Official Main Sponsorship” spots, the hotel explained.
The agreement grants the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club global marketing, media and activation rights including on-course branding, housing and hosting opportunities.
“We are delighted that Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has been named an ‘Official Main Sponsor’ and the ‘Official Event Hotel’ for the World Triathlon Bermuda,” said Tim Morrison, General Manager at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
“This is a fantastic follow-up to being the ‘Host Hotel’ for the America’s Cup last year and we look forward to hosting the athletes, from international visitors to homegrown talent.”
As the “Official Event Hotel,” The Hamilton Princess will play host to ITU executives and Elite Athletes. A limited number of rooms are also available for Age Group athletes to book via Nirvana, the official travel partner, at World Triathlon Bermuda’s website, www.tribermuda.com.