Trott to test himself against world’s best
Sean Trott will compete in a maximum field of 20,000 runners from 61 countries at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland, on March 29.
Trott will be Bermuda's only representative at the event, which is limited to 20,000 participants.
“This is big opportunity; definitely a race that I have heard about for a while,” Trott said.
“It's one of those races I'd hoped to go to before my career was over. When I was presented with the opportunity, I jumped on it.
“Apparently, they are hosting two races side by side, the actual championship race and a mass participation race where anybody can enter. Each country was able to put forward, I believe, a maximum of three athletes who could represent them in the championship race.
“I'll try not to be too star-struck when I see some of those runners who I have looked up to over the years standing next to me.”
Bermuda had hoped to have more runners compete at the event. Donna Raynor, the Bermuda National Athletics Association president, said: “We sent out invites to a few athletes who were unavailable to compete, but Sean was available and very excited to represent Bermuda in this event. This is the first time we have sent someone to this event and we are pleased that we can provide Sean with this opportunity.”
Nathan Armstrong had two first-place finishes in the three events in which he competed in the group 1 NJ State Sectionals at Bennett Indoor Athletic Complete last weekend.
Armstrong won the 1,600 metres in a time of 4min 29.02sec and first in the 3,200 metres in 9:52.12. He was also fourth in the 800, clocking a time of 2:04.97.
Meanwhile, Tiara DeRosa won the shot with a throw of 14.61 at the SWAC Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, representing the Mississippi Valley State University.
DeRosa was also sixth in the weight throw, breaking her own Bermuda record of 14.89, which she set 12 months ago, with a throw of 16.56.