Tyler Butterfield Qualifies For 2012 Olympics

May 27, 2012

[Updated] Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield finished 25th in the Madrid 2012 ITU World Triathlon held today [May 27] in Spain. Butterfield finished with an overall time of 1:55:40. Johnathan Brownlee from Great Britain won the Elite Men’s Race clocking 1:51:49.

Butterfield came out of the water in a time of 19:28 and then rode the bike course in a time of 1:02:30 before closing out with a time of 32:20 on the run course.

With over 2000 registered participants, the race took place this weekend in the Madrid Casa de Campo park. The swim course was located at Casa de Campo´s lake and consisted of two laps of 750 m each.

The bike course was 8 laps, with a total of 40.8km through a course described as hilly and technical. The run course was 4 laps of 2.5km each, through the park on asphalt.

It remains unclear if Mr Butterfield has qualified for the 2012 Olympics, however we will update as able. The most recent rankings of Men Olympic Ranking London 2012 show that Mr Butterfield is in 65th place, and the simulation in 45th spot.

Update 5.42pm: Tyler Butterfield has just confirmed he has qualified for the Olympics, saying he has a start at the London 2012 Olympic Games and is “proud to represent our little beautiful country Bermuda!” The island will be fielding two triathletes in the Games, with Flora Duffy having already qualified.

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  1. Moonbeam says:

    Congrats on your Olympic qualification Tyler – well deserved !

  2. Fantastic!... says:

    Well done Tyler and Flora.

  3. OMG says:

    Woot Woot Tyley Bop!!!! U de guy!!!

    • Rumandcoke says:

      Absolutely thrilled, Tyler. Noone deserves it more than you do.

  4. Bda Girl says:

    Congrats to our 2 newest Olympians!! Do Bermuda proud!

  5. Mbaya Avunaye says:

    If only others were given a second chance, there would be a lot more people making Bermuda proud.