Kastor To Speak At Bermuda Triangle Challenge

May 30, 2023

Olympic medalist and best-selling author Deena Kastor will be the guest speaker for the 2024 Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge.

A spokesperson said, “The Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge [“BTC”] is pleased to announce that U.S. Olympic Marathoner Deena Kastor has agreed to be the honorary guest speaker for the January 2024 race weekend to be held Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14.

“Deena Kastor is an American long-distance runner, who held many American records in several long-distance running events. Her running resume includes winning the 2004 Olympic bronze medal in the marathon. Kastor also won the 2005 Chicago Marathon and the London Marathon in 2006, in which she set an American record of 2:19:36 that stood unbroken until 2022. Kastor attended the University of Arkansas, where she was a four-time SEC champion and an eight-time All-American athlete.

“Kastor currently holds the U.S. record for the 10 mile in a time of 51.21 and the women’s road 15k and 8k. She also has the U.S. Women’s Masters marathon record of 2:27:47, which she achieved at the 2015 Chicago marathon. She previously held U.S. records in the women’s marathon, half marathon, 10,000 meters and 5k.

“During the span of her career, she received many awards including the 2003 Jesse Owens Award as the top female track and field athlete in the U.S., the USATF Runner of the Year in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2008, as well as the C.C. Jackson award in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Deena Kastor Bermuda May 30 2023

“Kastor authored a New York Times bestselling book “Let Your Mind Run,” in which she documents her journey to becoming a world-class Olympic marathoner. Since the beginning of her career in 1977, she has held American records in every distance from the 5k to the marathon. She has also represented the U.S. on 19 national teams, earning 25 national titles along the way.”

Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Officer, Bermuda Operations said: “Chubb is excited to welcome an athlete of such amazing talent and accomplishments of Deena Kastor to the 2024 Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge. As the title sponsor, we are pleased not only to host an Olympic athlete of this caliber – at this international event – but enable all the participants to meet and engage with Deena.

Hazel Clark, Global Director of Sales and Business Development for the Bermuda Tourism Authority – and herself a three-time U.S. Olympian – added, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome my Olympic teammate Deena Kastor to Bermuda and to the 2024 Chubb Triangle Challenge.  Allowing all of Bermuda the opportunity to meet and interact with another world class athlete is what the Bermuda Tourism Authority has been working to develop and leverage through our Sports Tourism strategy, as part of the National Tourism Plan.”

“During my track career, Deena was well-known in the U.S, Track and Field world as the foremost long-distance female runner in the early 2000s. Her drive and accomplishments inspired each of us to work harder and strive towards the continuous pursuit of our own personal goals.”

Deena Kastor commented, “I am excited to have been selected as the ambassador and guest speaker for the 2024 Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge.  I look forward to my first visit to the island, running the roads of Bermuda and meeting the event’s enthusiastic participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers of Bermuda.  I can’t think of a better way or a better place to spend a three-day weekend!”

The Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge is an international three-day running event that will begin on Friday, January 12, 2024 with the Butterfield Mile, continues on Saturday, January 13, 2024 with the BF&M 10k Run/Walk event, and finish on Sunday, January 14, 2024 with the PwC Bermuda Marathon, Bermuda Half Marathon, and Bermuda Half Marathon Relay.

Runners also have the option of running the Full Triangle Challenge or the Half Triangle Challenge, which sees participants complete three races in three days: the mile on Friday, the 10k on Saturday and either the full marathon or half marathon on Sunday. To register please visit: https://www.bermudatrianglechallenge.com/registration/.

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