Another good news story about young Bermudians in the spotlight this week, in the lead up to the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda Festival Weekend.
Four Bermudian students who excel in their sport will featur.e in the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda medal ceremony next Saturday, April 28, when Bermuda’s own Flora Duffy defends her World Champion title on home soil.
Jessie Marshall, Amber Simons, Nick Pilgrim and Caleb Ingham, all young Bermudian triathletes who also compete in other sports and regularly compete overseas, have been selected to hold the medals for podium finishers in next Saturday’s World Championship races.
They will be part of the ceremony on the blue carpet, smartly dressed in pink shirts and blue Bermuda shorts, representing Bermuda in a medal ceremony that is broadcast to 160 territories worldwide.
The four students were all members of Tri-Hedz, the youth triathlon training group that Flora Duffy also started with. They’ve now progressed to international competition and all of them are also competing in Saturday morning’s Age Group amateur race.
The Men’s Elite Race award ceremony starts at 3.00pm and the Women’s Elite Race award ceremony starts at 6.00pm and will be set up in the finish chute of the course, in the middle of the MS Amlin World Triathlon sporting arena, at No 1 Car Park on Front Street. The public is invited as part of the festivities, it is free to attend and can also be seen on the event village big screens.
The students said, they are “excited about meeting some of their triathlon heroes” and having this responsibility in the international event. The students have rehearsed their duties twice in readiness for the big day.
Elite athletes from 30 countries will be race in Bermuda on Saturday in the second of 8 global World Series events this season. A prestigious global sporting event, the World Triathlon Series has attracted nearly 100 professional athletes and more than 600 amateur athletes.
Course maps and details of the weekend’s festivities are available at www.tribermuda.com.
- Photos Supplied: Left to Right – Jessie Marshall, Amber Simons and Nick Pilgrim, young Bermudian triathletes who regularly compete overseas, show their support for their sporting hero, Flora Duffy. These students and (missing) Caleb Ingham are part of next Saturday’s World Championship Elite Medal Ceremony after each race