CARIBBEAN-New date set for a postponed junior triathlon

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HAMILTON, Bermuda – The CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Mixed Team Relay, called off last week because of the approach of powerful Hurricane Fiona, has been rescheduled for November 12-13, officials said Monday.

In its fourth year, the event was scheduled to take place last weekend at Clearwater Beach, close to the airport at the island’s east end, with more than 100 young athletes from several Caribbean nations participating.

It had been forced to take a two-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are delighted to be able to reschedule the championships and are especially pleased that triathlon federations from across the Caribbean can join us in November,” Sharon Hammond, the president of the Bermuda Triathlon Association, said.

“It also seems fitting for Bermuda that this event will take place the weekend after the World Triathlon Championship Series event, where our home-grown champion, Flora Duffy, will be racing. 

“We hope many will come out and support the Bermuda team.”

The actual event was set to see teams fly in from Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago, as well as Puerto Rico, which Fiona badly damaged on its deadly trek across the northern Caribbean.

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