The City of Hamilton will be all action this weekend, as athletes of all ages and abilities will take to the streets to compete in Bermuda’s premier triathlon event. The Tokio Millennium Re 2017 Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon will take place on Sunday, September 24th, starting at Albuoy’s Point. TMR intends for the event to celebrate Bermuda’s athletes of all abilities, from those trying triathlon for the first time to Bermuda’s own Flora Duffy who has again proven to be the best in the world.
Kathleen Faries, Head of Bermuda at Tokio Millennium Re, said “Watching Flora Duffy win her second World Triathlon Series championship and listening to the announcers talk about how she has changed the sport technically and dominated the season is so impressive and a proud moment for Bermuda. She has dominated the season and set new standards for Women's Triathlon. Her ability to continue to push herself and perform year after year is simply astounding. It is clear that Flora is committed to her goals, continually thinking about tomorrow, knowing that there is always room to improve - values that TMR shares with her.”
She added: “Flora is an inspiration for triathletes everywhere. TMR will celebrate her win with all the participants this weekend, and we are extremely excited to support her in person when she competes in the Bermuda World Triathlon Series race in April 2018. We wish all the competitors at our event this weekend a fun and successful race.”
This year, instead of giving trophies and monetary awards, all the race prize money will be donated to the Bermuda Paralympic Association. TMR is a long-standing supporter of Paralympian Jessica Lewis, who has participated in this event in past years. The donation will assist differently able individuals in our community to have the opportunities to fulfill their potential in para-sport.
Events start at 8:00 am at Albouy’s Point on Sunday with a Junior Duathlon, School Challenge Triathlon, Try-a-Triathlon and the adult individual and team sprint triathlon both starting at 10:00 am.