Nevis, West Indies - March 21st 2010
The Nevis Cycle and Triathlon Club is gearing up for the 8th Annual Olympic/Sprint Triathlon. The event attracts athletes from all over the world. This race features 3 courses: an Olympic distance course including a 1500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run and the shorter Sprint distance course covering exactly one-half the Olympic course and consisting of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. Plus a Try-A-Tri short novice course.
International athletes came from Holland, France, Canada, Ireland, England, Spain, and the USA, Regional athletes set to compete will represent Trinidad, Barbados, St. Martin, Tortola, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, as well as St. Kitts & Nevis.
For the fifth time, the event is sanctioned by the Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS). In recognition of this special status, the Nevis Cycle and Triathlon Club will award the top male and female OECS nationals with a champions trophy. Current female champion Kristina Stoney and defending OECS male champion Reggie Douglas both from Nevis, will be ready and willing to take on any challenges to their titles.
The swim will take place in the Gallows Bay in downtown Charlestown. There will be a beach start following a simple triangle format - two laps for the Olympic distance swimmers and one lap for the sprint. Upon completion of the swim competitors will run along the bay front for approximately 60 meters to the transition area where their bicycles will be stationed.
Upon leaving the transition area, the bikers will head north along the main island road, towards the airport and the turnaround point. The bicycle course is relatively flat with a maximum elevation of 150 ft. Bikers will loop the course twice for the Olympic distance and once for the Sprint, before heading back to the transition area to prepare for the run to the finish.
the run course will be two laps for Olympic and one for Sprint. The run is flat, heading north from town out to the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, where they will turn around and head back to the finish line on the waterfront in Charlestown. Here the winners will be crowned as champions of the 8th Annual Olympic Triathlon.