Bermuda Olympian Flora Duffy made the trip from South Africa to London for a special occasion.
Via social media Duffy said, “I Officially received my OBE from Prince Charles! Amazing morning at Buckingham Palace.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Blackburn Finishes 6th in Aquathlon Nationals
USA Triathlon and Multirace LLC partnered to produce the first ever USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival!
The inaugural festival, was hosted as part of the annual Miami Man Triathlon and brought together 5 USA Triathlon National Championships.
Former Bermuda Female Athlete of the Year Lisa Blackburn competed in the Aquathlon Nationals.
The Aquathlon Nationals saw the competitors complete a 1000m Swim followed by a 5k Run.
During the Swim, Blackburn went toe-to-toe or stroke-for-stroke with Brazil’s Carla Moreno who is a former Triathlon World Cup Champion.
Blackburn competing in the Female 45 – 49 Age Group Division was 2nd out of the water in a time of 16:26 she was 30 seconds behind Moreno.
Blackburn would clock a time of 29:07 on the Run Course to finish with an overall time of 46:44, Blackburn would finish 6th in the Age Group.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
BTA Aquathlon Home Event 2018
Cory Brunton, Daria and Brian Desmond were crowned the inaugural Bermuda Triathlon Association Aquathlon Home Event Champions following the event at Clearwater.
Course 1 - 250m Swim & 1.1K Run
8.06 Daria Desmond 8.24 Bella Howes 8.26 Adrian Argent 8.27 Rory Fleming 8.29 Giulio Ligori 8.49 Callum MacFarlane 9.22 Nell Wightman 9.26 Marleigh Howes 9.58 Harris Fleming 10.15 Jamie MacFarlane 10.25 Ava Gabai-Maiato 10.58 Isaac Wickramage 11.47 Sophie Wightman 11.58 Simon Argent
Course 2 - 500m Swim & 2.1K run
15.59 Brian Desmond 17.04 Taylor White 17.27 Myeisha Sharrieff 18.33 Logan Watson-Brown 18.52 Nico Davis 21.08 Arthur Wightman 22.01 Scott Watson-Brown 22.35 Steve Petty 22.54 Joanne MacFarlane 26.26 Martin Bolton 27.46 Dalila Monterrosa
Course 3 - 1,000m Swim & 4.2K run
33.41 Cory Brunton 37.04 John Thompson 37.24 Geoff (swim) & Jake (run) Smith 37.34 Laura Norman-Burns 37.39 Will Green 39.14 Teddy Shum 39.14 Alec Shepherd 42.33 Jan Cantil 42.34 Frances Stephenson 42.59 Connor Burns 44.32 Matthew Viney
32.51 Ben Wright – 1,000m swim / 2.1K run
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Smith & Hawley Make ASICS World Triathlon Team
Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup was the penultimate stop on the calendar for the 2018 ASICS World Triathlon Team. Twelve athletes from eight different countries including Bermuda lined up to advance their racing careers and further their triathlon dreams of competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
While this development programme is so beneficial for triathletes at the professional level because it provides them with so many opportunities and resources that they otherwise would not be able to have access to, such as proper coaching, massage therapies and financial aids just to name a few, most members on the team might agree that what is most beneficial for them is the personal achievements that they are able to accomplish due to participating in the programme.
Both Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith were selected to this in 2018. Amazing opportunity for both of them and fantastic support from the International Federation for Triathlon
Monday, October 29, 2018
Smith Finishes 18th in Ecuador
Tyler Smith competed in his last race of the season in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.
There was good competition for Smith as a large number of the professional triathletes who did the Salinas World Cup last weekend stayed on in Ecuador to do Puerto Lopez.
Smith was in large lead pack of 30+ off the bike and put in a solid result finishing in 18th out of 67 international triathletes clocking a time of 54:06.
The race was won by Valentin Wurz of Germany in 53:10, with under a minute separating the winner from Smith.
Smith was clocked at 9:10 over the Swim Course, before clocking 27:37 on the Bike Course and then he would close out with a Run Course time of 15:58.