MS Amlin AG Bermuda Branch, a global reinsurer with offices in Bermuda, is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Bermuda, coming up in April.
The event will be branded as the ‘MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda’.
The prestigious ITU event is the second of eight stops on the World Triathlon Series circuit before the finals in September 2018.
With ITU events taking place across the globe and in many countries where MS Amlin has offices and clients, sponsorship of this event appears to be the natural next step for MS Amlin.
Elite athletes in the series will win point to work their way toward the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 where MS&AD, MS Amlin’s parent company and a global top-ten insurer, is based.
MS Amlin CEO of the AG Bermda Branch, Rob Wyatt said: “We are honoured to have been chosen as the Title Sponsor for the first ITU World Triathlon being held here in Bermuda.
“As an active office keen on sport, we are delighted to be lending our support to such a fantastic event – particularly one that resonates with Bermudians thanks to the success of triathletes such as Flora Duffy.
“We hope the event again showcases Bermuda as a wonderful venue for top level sporting activities, inspiring those of all ages to swim, bike and run.”
Local Organizing Committee Chairman of World Triathlon Bermuda, Phil Schmidt said: “MS Amlin stands for quality and fairness in the reinsurance industry, which are key values for any athlete.”
Pat Phillip-Fairn of the Bermuda Tourism Authority added: “We look forward to welcoming the world’s top athletes and triathlon enthusiasts to experience all that Bermuda has to offer.
The ‘MS Amlin Worl Triathlon Bermuda’ will become a pinnacle event in the triathlon calendar. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of MS Amlin, and we thank them for their partnership, demonstrating their wider, ongoing support for Bermuda.”
The event will be hosted in the City of Hamilton on April 28, 2018, showcasing the island’s naturally crystal clear waters, hilly terrain and colourful buildings.
Bermuda residents are being encouraged to be out in full force, to proudly support Bermuda’s achievement as host and to support reigning eight-time World Champion and Olympian, Bermudian Flora Duffy.
The day will comprise both the Elite race and the Age Group amateur race, which will attract hundreds of runners, including locals trying their first triathlon.
A team of employees from MS amlin will participate in the amateur Age Group triathlon race, while others in the MS Amlin family will volunteer at the event.
Front Street, Hamilton will be the focus of all racing and MS Amlin’s Bermuda offices which will also house the event office, is well positioned on the course.
Organisers welcome sports enthusiasts of other disciplines to register and train for the April event, which does not require a qualifying time.
- Feature Photo: (Left to Right) Rob Wyatt, Pat Phillip-Fairn, Sergio Lottimore, Catherine Wight, Erica Parsons, Natalie Cossar, Sharon Simmons, Richard Neame, Andrew Phelan, Zac Ziegler and Justin Morley