Photos: Tokio Millenium Re Triathlon Juniors

June 1, 2015

Top Bermudian athlete Flora Duffy helped her team to finish first place in the mixed team category in the Tokio Millennium Re triathlon on Sunday [May 31].

She also won fastest female swimmer with a time of 10:20 and backed the event as being great for encouraging young athletes. Flora, who is currently out injured with shin splints, took part in the swimming leg of the team event yesterday.

“My first race was at the age of seven,” said Flora, who hopes to recover from the injury to take part in the Pan Am Games. “Watching the youngsters taking part was me 20 years ago.


“I watched the children who were taking part and it was very cool to see their excitement, their focus and their determination. Events like this are great because everyone in the community can take part in all levels. It brings a lot of people together.”

The Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon was won by Tyler Smith in a time of 1.01.36. Hundreds of athletes, some as young as seven, turned out at Albuoy’s Point for the event, which included a Junior Duathlon, a School Challenge, a Try-a-Tri and Senior Individual and Team races.

Ed Jordan, head of Tokio Millennium Re’s Bermuda Branch, said it had been a great day with a great turnout despite it being so close to the May 24 race and during a busy weekend of other festivities.

“Tokio is a big believer in sport, not only as a way of getting fit but also as a way to bring people together. Over the years that we have been running this event I think we have succeeded in that aim.

“It is great to see people coming to watch, support or take part in the races and hopefully we will continue to stage this event for years to come.”

Zoe Kempe, who was one of the event coordinators of the event, thanked all the athletes and supporters who had all contributed to making the event a big success.

“I also want to thank the volunteers who took time out on a Sunday morning to make sure everything ran smoothly.”

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