Following the passing of hurricanes Irma, José and Maria, the Nevis Tourism Authority has confirmed that the 16th annual Nevis Triathlon will go ahead on Saturday 11th November, with new nutrition brand, Unit Nutrition, heading up the list of sponsors.
Positioned as ‘one of the most beautiful triathlons in the world’, the event offers scenic, but challenging courses that encompass the entire island, covering a range of distances designed for triathletes of all abilities.
Greg Phillip, CEO of Nevis Tourism Authority said “In this difficult time, whilst we cannot forget our neighbours, we must fly the flag for the Caribbean, and we would like to spread the message that Nevis is open for business. Our goal is to share our beautiful island with the world, and we are delighted to welcome visitors back for the popular Nevis Triathlon [this] month, which provides the perfect opportunity for an end-of-season triathlon, as well as a Caribbean holiday.”
The Nevis Triathlon offers three different heats making it accessible for all capabilities. With ‘Try a Tri’ consisting of a 100m swim, 5km bike, and 2km run, beginners can partake in their first triathlon experience. This is ‘equally as fun but far less intense’ than the intermediate Nevis 37 race, which covers a 500m swim, 31km bike and a 5km run.
Those of a higher fitness level can battle it out in the Nevis 73 race, where the fastest male and female will win complimentary accommodation and race entry to either the 2018 Nevis Triathlon or any UK triathlon event in the Always Aim High series.
By no means an easy feat, the challenging Nevis 73 consists of a 1000m swim, double circuit 62km bike ride around the island, and 10km run.
Julia Bechtolsheimer, founder and CEO of Unit Nutrition, said “In light of recent storms, it is now more important than ever to support the Caribbean. Unit Nutrition is therefore delighted to support Nevis by becoming the main sponsor of the Nevis Triathlon.”
Local Nevis craftsman, Marvin Chapman, will once again be awarding the top three winners in each race a hand-carved trophy. In addition, one lucky athlete will walk away with a state-of-the-art Bkool Smart Go turbo trainer, complete with a premium year’s subscription to the simulator software, donated by the turbo trainer and cycling simulator brand, Bkool.
The winner will be drawn at random at the prize giving ceremony, giving all athletes taking part in the triathlon the chance to win.