Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon Set For June 8

June 3, 2014

The Tokio Millennium Re 2014 Sprint Triathlon is set to be held on June 8, 2014, beginning at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton, with all island residents able to take part alongside triathlete Tyler Butterfield and Paralympian Jessica Lewis.

A spokesperson said, “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.

“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.”


“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 prizes for first, second, and third in the duathlon and triathlon.

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

“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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