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.
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.
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;-
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.