Billed as the most beautiful triathlon in the world, the Nevis Triathlon took place in its new location of Oualie Bay on Nevis. Attracting participants from all corners of the globe it proved it is gaining increasing international popularity year on year.
Taking place on Saturday 10th November 2018, the Nevis Triathlon is now considered one of the Caribbean’s premier races.
Both distances – long (800m swim, 90k bike and 10k run) and short (400m/40k/5k) attracted more than 40 participants, most of them international, with the taster distance Try a Tri being more popular than previous years.
This year, participants came from as far afield as the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Slovenia. The youngest athlete was aged 9 and the eldest – Dr Avery, aged 85. This shows that age is no barrier and The Nevis Triathlon must surely be the finest example of it’s kind with such a spread of ages. The Du Plessis family who live on the island took part for the fourth year in a row showing that locals love this event as much as visitors do.
The race took place at Oualie Beach with the swim in the beautiful Oualie Bay. The bike ride took the athletes around the island whilst the run leg took athletes to the airport and back.
Jane Hansom, 2016 AG Ironman World Champion was the overall winner and also won the ladies race while James Weeks, a local personal trainer who has helped other competitors prepare for the event, won the men’s race.
The event could not happen without the help of the wonderful local volunteers who help make it a safe and enjoyable race.
Organised by Nevis Multisport, the Nevis Triathlon provides the perfect end of season triathlon and Caribbean holiday. Expect a warm welcome, fantastic race organisation and abundant local support. The local weather during November is typical of most of the year with temperatures in the low to mid 20-30s°C, with cool breezes and low chances of precipitation.
For more information and to register visit the website.