HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union (ITU) have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events, with the first race to be held April 28th, 2018.
"Our warm climate in April offers perfect conditions for racing," said Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas. "We invite triathletes to enjoy some early season training, kick off their race calendar and bring friends and families to relax on our pink sand beaches."
ITU has already inspected and approved the racecourse for the World Triathlon Bermuda. Sprint and standard distances will offer a swim in the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, a challenging bike course over hilly terrain, and a run along the picturesque Front Street with its colorful buildings in the center of Hamilton, Bermuda's capital.
The home of reigning ITU World Champion Flora Duffy, Bermuda will welcome triathletes from around the world to its beautiful island one hour off the US East Coast. Athletes and their families will enjoy a full weekend of festivities and can reach Bermuda with daily direct flights from major hubs such as New York City, Boston and Philadelphia in the USA, Toronto in Canada, and London in the UK.
"Bermuda is my home and it's where I belong," said Duffy. "I am excited to welcome triathletes to an island that is set apart by its location and way of life. Bermuda is about the people you meet, and a land that has its own mystique. But even though Bermudians are welcoming, remember that Corkscrew Hill is an absolute beast on the bike and I will look forward to taking it on against the best in the world. They will need to be at their best to catch me. It looks like a snake climbing a wall and is so narrow and technical that we will have to race up single file. Add local crowds cheering on either side and the atmosphere will be spectacular. These are the memories we will all treasure as athletes."
"We love the technical course that will challenge our elites and provide a breathtaking scenery to age group athletes," ITU President Marisol Casado added. "Bermuda is very accessible for athletes from North America and Europe. The race on April 28th, 2018 provides a much-needed opportunity."
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