Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon On June 8

May 20, 2014

The Tokio Millennium Re 2014 Sprint Triathlon is set to be held on June 8, 2014, with all island residents urged by the host company to take part alongside triathlete Tyler Butterfield and Paralympian Jessica Lewis.

Ed Jordan, head of Tokio Millennium Re’s Bermuda Branch, said, “We have categories that suit just about everyone and we are hoping that everyone takes part either individually or as a team.

“As a company, we are committed to helping children and adults live healthy lifestyles and encouraging a positive attitude towards health. We would love people to get involved in this event and get fit.

“Bermuda has a lot of health issues and being fit and living healthier is a way to reduce our reliance on the healthcare system.”

There are five race categories in the event: Senior Individual, Senior Team, Try-a-Tri, Senior School Challenge, and the Junior Duathlon. The Sprint Triathlon involves a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride, and a 5km run. The Try–a-Tri, designed for those new to the sport, is a 200m swim, 10km bike ride, and a 2km run.

Children aged 7 to 10-years-old can compete in a duathlon comprised of a 1km run, 4km bike ride, and another 1km run. Juniors 11 to 14-years-old will compete over a longer distance, with a 2km run, 8km bike ride, and another 2km run.”

Action from the 2013 Tokio Millennium Triathlon:

The Senior School challenge is completed in school teams. For the duathlon there is a team of two – one person runs 2k, the second person bikes 8km, and the runner completes another 2k to finish. The triathlon teams consist of three members – one person swims 200m, one bikes 10km, and one person runs 2km.

Mr Jordan added, “The Try-a-Tri, school, and junior events are designed to introduce a new audience to the sport and to encourage participation at an early age. These events are part of our commitment to the community. They are fun events and I would encourage people to take part.”

“Prize categories include overall male and female winner, the (Re)Insurance Cup with a $5,000 charitable donation, the Corporate Cup with a $5,000 charitable donation, and the Senior School Challenge with cash prize for first, second, and third in the duathlon and triathlon.

“Last year’s event was won by Bermudian professional triathlete Tyler Butterfield, who is sponsored by Tokio Millennium Re, in a time of 59 minutes and 37 seconds.

Mr. Butterfield said, “This is an event that I look forward to every year. I love coming back to Bermuda to compete and I really enjoy seeing the young kids taking part.

“The Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon is a great way to introduce people to the sport of triathlon and I always see a lot of commitment from those participating in the event. I hope we see many more people taking part this year.”

Paralympian Jessica Lewis, who is also sponsored by Tokio Millennium Re as she tries to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil, will take part in the triathlon as part of a team.

For more information about the event, email or visit the website or Facebook page.

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