Tyler Butterfield, the two-time Olympian and long-course triathlete from Bermuda, has announced a continued partnership with Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) into 2015.
TMR provides risk coverage for insurance and reinsurance companies through alternative risk transfer products. The new sponsorship deal with the prestigious Bermudian company will see the Bermudan triathlete raise the profile of the TMR brand throughout his races and bring awareness of the innovative, health-minded company to the sport of triathlon in general.
Butterfield has continually advanced his career each year that he races. Whether his focus is representing Bermuda in short-course triathlon or bringing awareness to his country in long course races, TMR has been by his side. He was pleased to partner with TMR in 2010, and race with the company’s backing at the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2013 Kona Ironman World Championships.
TMR has found great reward in its partnership with Butterfield because it allows the company to ‘help a gifted, young, Bermudian athlete achieve his goals, while empowering and inspiring its staff by being a part of the professional world of triathlon.’
Now, into the 2014 racing season, the company is ‘thrilled to partner with Tyler Butterfield as he aims to conquer triathlon titles around the globe.’
Tatsuhiko Hoshina, CEO of TMR and an accomplished Ironman triathlete has a keen interest in the sport and encourages the company’s involvement in numerous races.
“TMR has always been committed to Bermuda sport and youth programs,” said Hoshina. “As a Bermudian from a terrific local family, Tyler Butterfield has and continues to be a wonderful ambassador for our nation. He is by far Bermuda’s most accomplished athlete, and as such, is a great role model for not only the youth both in Bermuda but also worldwide.
“At TMR we believe firmly in Tyler’s talents and are proud to be able to sponsor him and see him continually grow in the sport.”
“It is an honour to extend the partnership with Tokio Millennium Re”, said Tyler Butterfield. “There are few companies outside of the athletic space who invest in athletes, but TMR takes their commitment to youth programs and athletics to the next level.
“Their corporate structure is rooted in giving back while focusing on living healthy, active lives, and it is a privilege to represent them while I give it my all to achieve my professional goals.”