|Crossing the finish line of the first leg of the Triathlon
The St John Landsharks
are planning this one tough race once again. Whether it is the 13th or 14th is a mystery but no one seems to care since they are back once again to oversee this incredibly challenging race. Any one of these legs would be tough in itself but put them together and you have one of the most ‘interesting’ (I would call it brutal!) triathlon’s around.
The maximum number of registrants is being limited to 100 so if you are interested in joining the ‘fun’ we urge you to sign up early. You can sign up in one of the following capacities: Individual Triathletes ($40); Aquathon ($40); or Relay Triathletes ($35).
The course is brand new this year and all start from Maho Bay. The triathletes will swim a half mile in Maho Bay. Bike to Cruz Bay, Centerline, to the Yogurt stand and go down Kings Hill and finish back at Maho Bay! Then run a new and challenging 4-mile course and return to Maho Bay!
|14 Mile Bike course
Maho Transition area, head west on North Shore Road, west to Cruz Bay
Turns to go up to round-about
Take Centerline road to King’s Hill and down into the Transition area at Maho Bay
The Aquathoners will swim the same ½ mile course, and run a new and challenging 3 miles and return to Maho Bay. Don’t worry; the stairs are still on the running course. And a few hills have been added.
Participants in the triathlon can do all three legs competing as an individual or form a relay team with one or two other athletes and each compete in one or two legs.
Triathlon: ½ mile swim, 14 mile hilly bike, 4 mile run (Individual and Relay categories)
Aquathon: ½ mile swim, 3 mile run (Individual category only, no Relay)
The inter-island competition is open to all residents of the Caribbean. A team must have 3 members doing the triathlon as individuals, and the team must have a female. The top 3 combined times is declared the winner and will have their islands name mounted on a trophy which is displayed in the establishment of a sponsor. 2010 had no inter island winner, but St. Croix so far has the most wins historically.
If you don’t want to swim, run, or bike this amazing race you can still play a hugely important role by coming out to cheer along those that do!