Stewart & O'Reilly Compete in Cartagena Ironman 70.3
Elizabeth Stewart and Steve O’Reilly competed in the Cartagena Ironman 70.3 in Colombia recently.
O’Reilly was clocked in a time of 5:47.23 competing in the Men’s 50 – 54 Age Group category and Stewart competed in the Female 45-49 Age Group were she clocked an overall time of 6:28.15.
O’Reilly, was the 468th competitor across the line, he was the 416th male competitor and he was 17th in his Age Group Division out of 85 competitors. O’Reilly was clocked at 43:48 on the Swim, he would then clock 2:54:50 on the Bike Course, before closing out with a time of 2:02:27 over the Run Course.
Stewart was 9th out of 17 competitors in her Age Group, she was the 156th female to cross the line and she finished 1,012th overall., Stewart clocked the 3rd fastest Age Group Swim of 43:22, she then covered the Bike course in 3:23:17 and she closed out the Run course clocking a time of 2:12:01.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
ITU 2018 Bermuda Courses Announced
The Global Triathlon spotlight will shine on Bermuda in April when it hosts the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda, showcasing the island and proudly supporting two-time reigning World Champion, Bermudian Flora Duffy.
The Local Organizing Committee of the international sporting spectacle, revealed the race courses today for both the Elite and Age Group races within the event. Both races will take place on Saturday April 28th during the Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend (Thursday April 26th to Sunday April 29th).
Both courses start and end in Hamilton. Competitors will first swim in the waters of Hamilton Harbor, then bike through city streets and finish with the run along colorful Front Street. The central location offers great viewing for spectators, and several significant technical challenges for athletes.
One of the highlights of the bike courses will be hundreds of athletes pumping their way up Corkscrew Hill in a grueling steep effort.
Front Street will be the focus of all racing. Athletes will line up for a spectacular swim start at Number 1 car park, where free public grandstands and VIP seating will be positioned for a great viewing advantage. The Elite race will transition onto bikes and the run right in front of spectators on Front Street.
It is anticipated that hundreds of people will participate in the Age Group event, including locals doing a triathlon for the first time. Organizers welcome sportspeople of other disciplines to register and train for the April event, which does not require a qualifying time.
Not often can you do a first triathlon in a World Series event right at home!
Due to the large numbers of participants, the transition area to start the bike and run for the Age Group course is at City Hall car park.
Minister for Tourism and Economic Development, the Jamahl Simmons, expressed his thanks to the Local Organizing Committee for their collaborative work in helping all agencies agree on a course that is safe and practical, while showcasing some of Bermuda’s best scenery: “Bermuda is the second stop on the 2018 World Triathlon Series circuit and with Bermuda’s own Flora Duffy defending her World Championship title, Bermuda proudly supports our national sporting hero. We will offer our renowned hospitality to international visitors, and first-class television coverage, during the 2018 event. We will ensure that the event has a lasting positive impact for Bermuda.”
Steven Petty, President of the Bermuda Triathlon Association said: “The arrival of the World Triathlon Series in Bermuda represents a fantastic opportunity for the island and a chance to inspire many more people to take up this great sport, just as Flora Duffy was inspired watching triathlon races here as a young girl. We can’t wait to watch Flora race before her home crowd and we hope that the Bermuda public will embrace this event and make it a vibrant show that will be seen around the world.”
Flora Duffy said at today’s announcement that she’s looking forward to racing in Bermuda: “The course being along Front Street is very special for me. This is where I started, in the Front Street Mile at nine-years-old, and I was inspired to compete internationally. To be competing as the World Champion on home soil, is a feeling that’s hard to express.”
Flora has also called for residents who wish to volunteer during the Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend, to register their interest online from today: “The online registration is open at www.tribermuda.com/volunteer. I encourage anyone who is not racing to register as a volunteer now. These events take enormous effort to organize. As athletes, we can’t appreciate enough the support of those who give their time and become involved.”
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Duffy Wins Island House Triathlon in Bahamas
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy avoided a heart-stopping finish with a wire-to-wire $60,000 Island House Triathlon victory in 2:17:39 which gave her a 1:14 margin over runner-up Katie Zaferes of the U.S. ($45,000) and 3:16 over 3rd place Holly Lawrence of Great Britain ($30,000).
Duffy’s victory capped off a 3-2-1 march to the top of the Island House podium in the last three years.
Duffy, the two-time ITU Olympic distance World Triathlon Series World Champion, began her day with a 14 seconds lead on Zaferes and steadily pulled away throughout the day to add 1 minute to her eventual margin.
Lawrence began the day in 3rd place, 1:48 behind Duffy, 1:34 behind Zaferes, 3 seconds ahead of Kirsten Kasper and 31 seconds ahead of Ashleigh Gentle of Australia.
When the dust had settled, Lawrence defended her podium place – 3:16 behind Duffy, 2:02 behind Zaferes and 17 seconds ahead of Kasper, who fought off Gentle by 1 second for 4th place.