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Senior school challenge added to Tokio Re Triathlon

The 2013 Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon, featuring a Senior School Challenge, is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton.

The seventh annual event is geared to draw participants from all athletic levels.

Individuals and teams can participate in a sprint triathlon while newcomers can take part in a Try-a-Tri, which consists of a shorter course. There is also a duathlon for youngsters.

Another component Tokio Millennium hopes to promote is their Senior School Triathlon Challenge and Duathlon Challenge.

Race director Ed Jordan said: “Tokio has always had a focus on kids with a junior component to the triathlon but we wanted to reach a broader audience so created the Senior School Triathlon Challenge.

“With a team event it is easier to find swimmers, bikers and runners separately and put them together.”

Commenting on the Duathlon Challenge, Jordan said: “In Bermuda there is a large community of runners and cyclists so we hope this draws more participation from our youth.”

Last year’s overall Triathlon Challenge winner was Saltus Grammar School, who won $500 for their school with the fastest combined time of their top two teams.

Somersfield Academy was second earning $250 and the Berkeley Institute placed third winning $150. Berkeley, however, had the fastest team and also received the Tokio Senior School Triathlon Challenge trophy.

Jordan added: “By incorporating both a Senior School Duathlon and Triathlon Challenge, we hope to encourage twice as many students to compete this year.”

Saltus will be back to defend their title and CedarBridge Academy, BHS, Berkeley, Warwick Academy, Bermuda Institute and Somersfield have confirmed they will be competing as well.

Challenge teams can consist of boys, girls or mixed. The triathlon teams will be competing in a 200m swim, 8km bike and 2km run. Duathlon teams will participate in a run-bike-run consisting of a 2km run, 8km ride and a second 2km run.

Students wishing to compete may sign-up through their PE teacher.

For additional information, visit the Tokio Millennium Re website and Facebook page.

Register online at racedayworld.com

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Published May 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm (Updated May 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm)

Senior school challenge added to Tokio Re Triathlon

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