FOR the third time in its history, Saint Lucia will stage the Digicel St Lucia International Triathlon on November, 21.
As well as event ambassador and Double Gold Olympic champion Daley
Thompson, the event is pleased to welcome Olympic Silver medallist, World Champion, mile record holder, running legend and BBC commentator Steve Cram who will join the team for the event .
Event director and former Olympic Competition manager for the Olympic triathlon in London, John Lunt added: “We are delighted to have Steve and Daley at the Digicel St Lucia Triathlon. It’s great for the event and great for sport awareness on the island and I’m sure having them around will make a fabulous addition to the offering.”
Daley Thompson comments: It’s wonderful to be back in Saint Lucia and I’m immensely proud of the fact that we are invited back each year to your wonderful island.”
The Saint Lucia Triathlon will be the culmination of a week-long festival of fun activities hosted by Tri St Lucia and these include a beach run on Wednesday (5:00 p.m.), an aquathlon (swim and run) 8:00 a.m Thursday, and a 2km ocean swim at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning.
Designed with all ages and fitness levels in mind, these activities will provide holidaymakers and Saint Lucians with a taste of the overall triathlon event, offering families, couples and single people the opportunity to take part.
In addition there are free master classes taken by Steve and Daley each morning held on the beautiful beaches of the Landings Hotel.
With three separate competitive distances available, the course includes a swim in the beautiful clear waters of Rodney Bay, then a tough hilly and a challenging bike ride and finally the run loop to Pigeon Island and back. These distances can be done individually or as a relay team of two or three people.
Event distances include:
• The Dagger: 200m swim, 6.6km bike, 2.5km run
• The Pistol: 750m swim, 13.2km bike, 5km run
• The Cutlass: 1500m swim, 26.4km bike, 10km run
Children’s multi-sport events:
11a.m. 5-9 year olds triathlon: 100m swim/800m bike /800m run
11:30 a.m. 9-15 years Aquathlon: swim 200m and then run 800m.
12 noon Special needs event: 100m swim and 800m run/wheelchair push