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News 2009

2009 Nevis Triathlon an Amazing Success

The 7th annual Nevis Triathlon attracted a record number of competitors, and spectators on Sunday 15th March, 108 athletes from 16 Nations being represented at the event. Canada, England, USA, Holland, Germany, Ireland, France, Puerto Rico, St Kitts,  Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St Martin, Saba, Antigua, Tortola and Nevis.

Race organizer Winston Crooke said "It has been an amazing experience getting prepared for this race, we had financial difficulties but forged ahead anyway, and all of the hard work has paid off by the extraordinary number of athletes that visited from both abroad and regionally. Pam Barry of the Golden Rock Hotel stepped in to the financial breech, as did the NIA, for which i am deeply grateful”

Reggie Douglas retained his OECS championship title for the 4th year running and Kristina Stoney took the OECS female title for the first time to bring both crowns back to Nevis, both athletes turned in super fast bike times to take the top male and female bike legs. Full credit to Kristina, who only got involved with the sport 3 years ago, she now has a regional championship title she can be proud of, you go girl!!

"A special commendation has to go to Reggie as he had been working 10 hour days prior to the race to assist riders with bike repairs and preparation, along side his duties as the swim course coordinator. He then pulled out an extraordinary performance to place himself on the podium overall and retain his OECS title"

The female Olympic event was dominated once again by Janine Herweijer of the Netherlands. returning to defend her crown for the third time, challenged for a while by a gutsy performance by Kristina, however, Janines race experience and much improved run proved too much for Kristina, so the crowd was treated to the crowning of a three time champion, congratulations Janine.

The final results showed some outstanding performances with Team Puerto Rico taking 1st and 2nd in both the Sprint Female and Olympic Male categories:-

Overall Olympic Male Results

1st     Edgardo Velez Rivera   PR

2nd    Rafael Colon                 PR

3rd     Reggie Douglas            Nevis

Overall Olympic Female Results

1st     Janine Herweijer            Holland

2nd     Kristina Stoney              Nevis

3rd     Jayme Goldberg            USA

Four time OECS champion Reggie Douglas had this to say “I had a wonderful time at our race in Nevis on the 15th March, just by seeing new faces and old freinds, and to see the event come off in a big way, i like being a part of this team”

The St Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation wishes to thank all of its sponsors, volunteers and supporters for helping us make the event the success it was, we also wish to thank our latest sponsor the Bio-Sport group and its new energy drink FLY (Forever Live Young) represented by Darrell Knox who was on hand to supply samples for both the athletes and the general public, and we look forward to a fruitful relationship with them.

The Police force and Cadets did an excellent job with traffic control on the bike route, and thanks to the vendors and the spectators for making the day what it was.

Our next event will be the Nevis To St Kitts Cross Channel Swim on the 29th March.

St.Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation
St.Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation


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