The Pan American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) has once again awarded Bridgetown, Barbados one of the highly sought after Pan American Sprint Triathlons for the 2014 season.
The Sprint Distance Pan American Continental Cup will be held on Sunday, 27th April 2014 on the scenic Spring Garden course adjacent to the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Elite triathletes from across the globe will come to our shores to battle it out for a total purse of US$5,000 and the chance to gain precious points to help them climb the ITU/PATCO Rankings in order to qualify for the Olympic Games.
Last year’s Men’s race saw our own Jason Wilson triumph, in an exciting come-from-behind run, under slippery conditions, over Michael Poole (USA) and Gaspar Riveros (Chile). Jason will be back to defend his title and will be joined by fellow-country man, Matthew Wright, as they both prepare for the Commonwealth Games (July) and the CAC Games (Nov.).
In the Women’s race, Canadians took 1st and 2nd spots with Amelie Krez ahead of Dominika Jamnick, while Erin Jones (USA) was in 3rd place. These ladies have indicated they are coming back, as our race gains popularity.
Check out our race promo video at:
Some of the BFIT Executive took to the road on Thursday 6th March as the Queen’s Baton made it’s way from the Governor General’s residence to the BOA Headquarters in Wildey. Representatives from the sports expected to be at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland in July made-up the relay runners.
Here, Peter Gibbs (President), Adrian Sinckler (Board Member), Christine Choy (V. President), and Derek Wilson (Secretary) cool down after the event. Barbados is hoping to be represented at the Games in triathlon with Jason Wilson and Matthew Wright.
2014 Barbados Triathlon Calendar
- 19-Jan BFIT Kids Triathlon #1
- 09-Feb BFIT Kids Triathlon #2
- 02-Mar BFIT Kids Triathlon #3
- 23-Mar BFIT Kids Triathlon #4
- 27-Apr ITU/PATCO Continental Sprint Championships (Barbados)
- 18-May BFIT Kids Triathlon #5
- 08-Jun BFIT Kids Triathlon #6
- 07-Sep BFIT Kids Triathlon #7
- 28-Sep BFIT Kids Triathlon #8
- 05-Oct 25th Annual Barbados National Triathlon
- 02-Nov BFIT Kids Triathlon #9
- 23-Nov BFIT Kids Triathlon #10
Photo: Swim Barbados Vacations
The BFIT team was on the water this past weekend representing the Triathlon Club in the 1.5km and 5km swims. Congrats everyone on a swim well done!
Results can be found on the Swim Barbados Vacations Facebook page or on the Swim Barbados Vacations website.
Congratulations Jason Wilson! You’ve made Barbados proud once again!!
You can see the race results page at triathlon.org for his split times. Check out the highlight reel below for the Men’s race.
Jason Wilson will be representing Barbados in this amazing race. Check out the trailer for the event – should be a real competitive field.