Top sprinters Oein Josiah from Barbados and Matthew Ho from Trinidad & Tobago are set for a grand showdown in the sprint event of the triathlon
Pre-race media coverage makes the event more interesting. I am very pleased to be categorized as a “Top Sprinter Triathlete”, after being initiated into this exciting sport some 12 months ago.
Thanks to Massy United Insurance for supporting the Barbados National Triathlon. See The Barbados Advocate Press Release
Massy United Insurance supports BFIT Triathlon
It will be one of the most competitive seasons when the 26th running of the Barbados National Triathlon gets under way at Brandon¡¡¥s Beach this Sunday, October 4.
Top sprinters Oein Josiah from Barbados and Matthew Ho from Trinidad & Tobago are set for a grand showdown in the sprint event of the triathlon, which has received tremendous support this year from Massy United Insurance.
¡¡ãThe competition will be intense and we feel that for Massy United Insurance to come forward at this time with their sponsorship has given the athletes added incentive,¡¡À said chief organiser Peter Gibbs.
Massy United Insurance¡¡¥s sponsorship has been to the tune of $7 500 for the triathlon, which will see runners and teams from around the Caribbean participating, including some from within the sponsors.
¡¡ãJosiah and Ho are fierce competitors, but we are also looking forward to the Olympic part of the triathlon which will see Barbadians Darren Treasure and Adam Cripwell go up against Jamaican Philip McCatty,¡¡À explained Gibbs.
¡¡ãOf course there is also the relays and they are so many more athletes who will be vying for top position. Race entries are great. We have Gervase Warner (Chairman of Massy United Insurance) entered, as well as four Massy teams from Trinidad & Tobago in the sprint relay section,¡¡À Gibbs said.
¡¡ãGetting involved in sports to help develop athletes across the region is something Massy United Insurance is proud to be associated with,¡¡À Sharron Alleyne-Elcock, Business Manager-Barbados, Massy United Insurance.
She continued: ¡¡ãWe hope that our sponsorship will help the event move from strength to strength and we wish all of the athletes well.¡¡À
Over 100 triathletes have entered from 12 different countries, in the Olympic and Sprint triathlons, total.
In the female division, Barbadians Donna Gibbs and Chanda Gooding will be chased by a field of young girls from across the Caribbean.
This is currently the only Pan American Continental Cup triathlon venue in the Caribbean.
The triathlon will get underway from 6 a.m. on Sunday.