DEBUT TRIATHLON SET TO FORGE BAJAN SPORTS HISTORY

Team Barbados believes a home game ups the ante for the CARIFTA games this weekend.

Coach Mike Sims has high hopes for the hosts at the Triathlon Championships on 7th and 8th although many officials still unsure how the local cohort will adapt so soon.

Sims expressed the sentiment ahead of Saturday’s start to the first ever regional age-group event at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex;-

Darren Treasure, President of the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes or BFIT noted the young competitors will be doing events including Legal Drafting where you increase your speed by shielding yourself by riding behind the lead opponent.

He also gave an idea what other events would be in store and appealed to the public to adhere to traffic regulations advertised for this weekend;-

Rebecca Lashley is one of the young entrants for this weekend and she gave a fairly direct clue as to if she’ll continue in the sport as she gets older;-

(FROM LEFT) Rebecca Lashley, Eric Lashley and Neil Skinner are some of the competitors…

Nine countries will compete, with 102 athletes and 28 officials. Of these 42 are female while 60 males and there are 11 mixed relay teams. Bajans are urged to come out and support their own and please note there is a very small gate charge to attend.

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