Seventeen athletes representing The Bahamas participated across three events in the inaugural Caribbean Triathlon and Duathlon Age Group Championships at Key Biscayne, Florida on May 15th 2016.
Competing against triathletes from Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago and The Virgin Islands, The Bahamas’ team came away with 16 podium finishes including 11 first place awards.
The international distance race started things off with a 0.5-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike course and then a 6.2-mile run to the finish line. The sprint distance event, which covers half of the swim and run distances plus a 10-mile bike, shortly followed the duathlon race of run, bike, run. There was Bahamian representation in all three events.
Scott Fricks, the event race director, said, “A special congratulations to Bahamas Triathlon Association for not only fielding the biggest team but for flying their country colors with the most pride.”
Dorian Roach, president of the Bahamas Triathlon Association (BTA), added, “We are immensely proud of the 17 dedicated athletes who made the trip to represent our country and coming away with such exceptional results. After forming less than a year ago, the BTA is excited about our future prospects of competing on an international scale. We would like to thank our sponsors Think Simple, and we are looking for more companies to support us in developing and promoting the sport of triathlon here in The Bahamas.
More information about The Bahamas Triathlon Association and the upcoming season schedule can be found on their website: http://www.bahamastriathlon.org
Full Results of Bahamian Placing At The Caribbean Championships
Male 25-29 Kordero St Cyr 1st Place 1:13:32
Male 35-39 Cameron Roach 1st Place 57:10
Male 40-44 Dorian Roach 2nd Place 1:07:54
Male 50-54 Marco Armbrister 5th Place 1:11:52
Male 55-59 Mark Davies 1st Place 1:03:32
Male 55-59 Mario Carey 2nd Place 1:06:48
Female 35-39 Sarah Kennedy 1st Place 1:04:54
Female 35-39 Elizabeth Shaddock 2nd Place 1:07:58
Female 40-44 Katherine Bowers 1st Place 1:12:57
Female 45-49 Lori Roach 1st Place 1:15:35
Male 35-39 Donovan Rolle 1st Place 1:04:10
Male 35-39 Gregory Michelier 1st Place 2:22:43
Male 40-44 Simone Bertoldo 1st Place 2:11:25
Male 50-54 Arturo Salas 2nd Place 2:25:47
Male 60-64 Jeff Robertson 2nd Place 3:01:12
Female 35-39 Anna Zywiolek 1st Place 2:22:50
Female 45-49 Julie Salas 1st Place 2:19:22