Taking place on Saturday 9th November 2019, the 18th annual Nevis Triathlon in the Caribbean celebrated this year with two local winners among ‘the most international field to date’.
58% percent of participants travelled from outside St Kitts and Nevis – with the United Kingdom making up the largest group (33%), alongside competitors from Slovenia, the USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Puerto Rico.
Two local Nevisians triumphed. James Weeks, who has been involved in the sport of triathlon on Nevis for many years, was the overall winner and the winner of the men’s race in a time of 01:39:10. Ten-year-old Troy Nisbet, competing in his very first triathlon showed great promise by winning the Tri a Tri in 01:03:55.
Jane Hansom from the UK won the ladies race for the eighth consecutive year in a time of 01:41:22 followed by local Valerie Gregorie in second and Harriet Upton also from the UK in third.
This year’s Nevis Triathlon was hosted at Oualie Beach, a new venue for the event with a picturesque backdrop and finish line right on the beach. This was the final sporting event of the year for the island (after the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim in March and the Nevis Marathon in September).
Race organizer Greg Phillip said, “The international composition of the competitors in this year’s triathlon is a result of hard work and a clear sign of the forward direction in which the Nevis Triathlon is headed. I am both pleased and encouraged by this.”
The nineteenth Nevis triathlon is scheduled for Saturday November 7, 2020.