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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Hawley Talks 2020 Triathlon Season

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Erica Hawley is looking forward to her 2020 season, she is working to balance both school and some World Cup events.

Hawley in a sitdown interview with www.islandstats.com said, I am really working towards 2024 Olympic Games, but if the chance to compete in 2020 comes it would be a bonus.

Hawley said, 2019 had is challenges, I had some good performances and some not so good performances which put me down, but I raced in the later part of the year and that performance re-energized me in the sport.

Next year I am hoping to be doing Triathlons full time and I am hoping that Bermuda will host more WTS events, as I was on the sideline when Flora Duffy won the first event here and I would love to be a part of it once I am done with school, concluded Hawley.

 
 
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Smith Rules Himself Out of Tokyo 2020 Games

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Tyler Smith has ruled out representing Bermuda at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as he continues his rehab from a broken foot sustained in May of 2019.

In an interview with www.islandstats.com, Smith said, I sustained a broken foot in May, but did not have the operation until September, competing in events in between.

Smith said, When I am looking at 2020, I am just hoping for a healthy 2020, it has been a struggle at time.

I was hoping to secure a spot for Bermuda for 2020, but I am still young, so if all goes well, I can do the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and then look towards the Olympics in 2024, continued Smith.

 
 
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Duffy Features in ITU 2019 Season Review Video

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The International Triathlon Union produced an interview video with current Female Athlete of the Year Flora Duffy who reflected on the past year and spoke about her goals for the upcoming year.

The video titled Season Review with Flora Duffy, sees the Two-time ITU World Champion talk both the success and challenges she had in 2019 and also her ambition and desire to win an Olympic Medal.

 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2019
New Leadership Set for Bermuda Triathlon Association

Steven Petty
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The Bermuda Triathlon Association will be holding it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, January 29th 2020 inside the Robin Hood Pub on the 2nd Floor.

This AGM which is important for all to attend will begin at 6:00pm.

There will be at least 2 positions available on the Board as both the current President Steven Petty, and the Vice President Ian Pilgrim, will be stepping down.

Volunteers for these 2 positions are needed.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
ITU Increase Youth Olympic Games Numbers

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ITU is pleased to announce that the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has approved a 25% increase in the number of triathletes that will be competing in the fourth edition of the Youth Olympic Games, that will take place in Dakar, Senegal, in 2022. The programme for the YOG, for the debut of the Youth Games in the African continent, will include individual male and female races, as well as a 2x2 Mixed Relay.

The number of triathletes that will compete at the next Youth Olympic Games is now set at 80 athletes, 40 boys and 40 girls aged between 16 and 17 that will compete in the individual races. All the National Federations that will qualify one male and one female athlete will then participate at the 2x2 Mixed Relay event. 64 athletes competed at the first three editions of the Games in Singapore, Nanjing and Buenos Aires.

The individual events will be hosted in Saly, Dakar, over a super-sprint distance, with semifinals on the first day of the triathlon competition, and the Final A and Final B two days later.

Since the start of the Games in 2010, the triathlon programme has featured a mixed-nation mixed-relay event. In the previous editions of the Youth Games, the teams were made with four athletes -two male and two female- from different countries, but all from the same continent, with the teams being formed according to their individual results. For the 2022 Dakar Youth Games, the format will be changed to a 2x2 Mixed Relay, in which two athletes from the same country -one girl and one boy- will do a super sprint triathlon, each one of them doing it twice.

This format, which has been used also in the ANOC Beach Games in Doha, or the Winter Triathlon World Championships, allows a greater number of teams, with both athletes being from the same nationality. And it will be a great opportunity to enjoy another fast and furious race at the Olympics, after the Mixed Relay will make its official debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer.
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