Time to gear up for the 2015 CI Triathlon

| 17/07/2015
Cayman News Service

(L-R) Triathletes Jeff Jakubiak, Patrick Loughnane and Dale Avery after the 2014 race

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Triathlon, one of the most gruelling events in the sporting calendar, is set to take place Sunday, 1 November 2015. The annual event of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association (CITA) is the highlight of the triathlon season.

The race begins at Public Beach, with participants choosing one of two courses: the sprint distance, which requires athletes to compete in a 750m swim, a 12.4 mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile run; or the Olympic distance, an extremely challenging 1,500m swim, 24.8 mile bike ride and 6.2 mile run. Athletes can compete as individuals or as part of a two- or three-person relay.

Race director Paul Schreiner said the triathlon was an important community event. “In 2014, the Cayman Islands Triathlon had over 170 athletes participate in the race, which demonstrates the increasing popularity of triathlons here in Cayman and around the world,” he said.

“Now in our 19th year, we are focusing on continuing to grow the sport of triathlon in the Cayman Islands, thanks to the support of volunteers, participants and sponsors.”

Corporate and fund-services specialist, Elian, has come on as title sponsor. Colin MacKay, Elian group director, said his organisation was thrilled to announce its partnership for a second year.

“The Cayman Islands Triathlon has become increasingly popular each year it has been held and has become extremely well supported, as everyone enjoys coming out on race day to cheer on athletes, volunteer at water stops and so on,” MacKay said.

“We believe the Cayman Islands Triathlon is an excellent example of a sport which brings the community together, and are pleased to be partnering with such a powerfully positive event. It’s a shining example of how the Cayman Islands is best in class at producing top-rate sporting events.”

Schreiner said the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association is keen to assist local athletes to perform their best on race day, so a series of training events have been scheduled.

“We’ve set the dates this year for August 30, September 20 and October 11, so participants will have had training sessions to help them prepare for what is, after all, one of the most demanding tests for any athlete, physically and mentally,” he said.

The 2015 Cayman Islands Triathlon is also supported by Tower, Cayman National and Red Sail Sports.

For more information, go to the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association website or email CITA 


Category: Sports, Triathlon

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