Billed as ‘the most beautiful triathlon in the world’, the Nevis Triathlon was held at a new location of Oualie Bay on Nevis this month. Taking place on Saturday 10th November 2018, the Nevis Triathlon is now considered one of the Caribbean’s premier races.
Attracting participants from all corners of the globe, the race organising team add that ‘it proved it is gaining, [with] increasing international popularity year on year.’
Both race distances – long (800m swim, 90k bike and 10k run) and short (400m/40k/5k) attracted more than 40 participants, most of them international, with the taster distance Try a Tri reportedly being more popular than previous years.
This year, participants came from as far afield as the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Slovenia. The youngest athlete was aged 9 and the eldest was aged 85. The race took place at Oualie Beach with the swim in Oualie Bay. The bike ride took the athletes around the island whilst the run leg took athletes to the airport and back.
Jane Hansom, 2016 Age Group IRONMAN World Champion was the overall winner and also won the ladies race; while James Weeks, a local personal trainer who has helped other competitors prepare for the event, won the men’s race.
The race organisers add that the event ‘could not happen without the help of the wonderful local volunteers who help make it a safe and enjoyable race.’
Organised by Nevis Multisport, the Nevis Triathlon provides an end of season triathlon and Caribbean holiday. Participants can expect a ‘warm welcome, fantastic race organisation and abundant local support’. The local weather during November is typical of most of the year with temperatures in the low to mid 20-30s°C, with cool breezes and low chances of precipitation.