16th annual Nevis Triathlon kicks off this weekend

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Greg Phillip, Race Director of the Nevis Marathon hosted by Nevis Multisport with support from the Nevis Island Administration and the Nevis Tourism Authority (file photo)

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) — The 16th annual Nevis Triathlon kicks off in Charlestown at 7 am on Saturday, with over 35 registered participants and race director Greg Phillip is urging locals and visitors to witness the event.

Phillip said that the event, which is hosted by Nevis Multisport with support from the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Nevis Tourism Authority (NIA), will provide a mix of competitiveness and entertainment.

“With the line-up that we have of celebrities from the United Kingdom, Caribbean and other international participants, the event is expected to be both competitive and entertaining, considering that we also have Jane Hansom, former world champion and current silver medallist at the Ironman World Championship participating,” he said.

Other celebrities include UK-based Nick Butter, an endurance athlete, ultra-runner, Adventurer charity fundraiser and motivational speaker, and Jason Bradbury a television presenter, children’s author and tri enthusiast. He is best known for presenting The Gadget Show for 12 years.

The triathlon consists of a swim, bike ride and run. Participants have a choice of two distances, the Nevis 37, which is close to a sprint distance triathlon with a 500 meter swim, a 31 kilometre bike ride and a 5 kilometre run. The long distance or the Nevis 73, is longer than an Olympic or standard distance triathlon, comprising a 1,000 meter swim, a 62 kilometre bike ride and a 10 kilometre run.

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