The 2014 St Lucia Triathlon
SWIM BIKE RUN
The Olympic Games London 2012, showcased many sports in a way not seen before and as a result, the interest in each and every sport seems to have blossomed. None more so than the Triathlon.
So what exactly is a Triathlon? A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed "transitions" between the individual swim, cycle, and run components. The word "triathlon" is of Greek origin from τρεις or trei (three) and αθλος or athlos (contest).
So in the wake of the Inaugural St Lucia Triathlon's massive success, Tri St Lucia along with Olympic legend Daley Thompson has organised the second St Lucia Triathlon. The race will be held on November 22nd and will once again feature three levels, aptly named as....
The Dagger: 200m Swim, 6.6km Bike, 2.5km Run
The Pistol: 750m Swim, 13.2 km Bike, 5km Run
The Cutlass: 1500m Swim, 26.4km Bike, 10km Run
& new for 2014 -
The Musket : 2250m Swim, 39.6km Bike, 15 km Run
A number of celebrities will be joining us in St Lucia including British Olympic legend Daley Thompson (2 Olympic Gold medals in the Decathlon), Olympian and formed World Champion Steve Cram and St. Lucian Olympic Swimmer Jamie Peterkin. There will also be a number of fun events and master classes in the run up to race day, each one led by a past Olympian.
We recommend that you arrive at least five days before the race to acclimatise and enjoy the host of pre event parties together with activities (aquathlon, beach run, open water swim, master classes as well as a pre race party) in the week leading up to the main event – the triathlon, so make a holiday out of the event and bring your partner / family or come on your own. A well earned post race party can be added to your entry - a five star hot buffet meal with drinks included and a chance to mix with fellow competitors and Olympians. We'd love you to join us for a spectacular post race celebratory Ocean boat trip to the Pitons on Sunday too.
A breathtaking scenic route with plenty of tough hills and partially closed roads will set the stage for healthy competition between the Caribbean Islands and the rest of the world.
THERE'S LOADS MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRI ST LUCIA WEBSITE INCLUDING YOUR ENTRY FORM