Nevis Young Triathletes Excel in Grenada
Six year old Kephra Grandison of Nevis created history when he participated in the 23rd annual Grenada Triathlon and copped the first place in the six and under category. Kephra who is the son of outstanding Nevisian long distance runner and Triathlete, Miranda Fellows, took a page from his mother’s book when he led the pack of enthusiastic little Triathletes, right up to the finish line.
Also representing Nevis was Kephra’s friend Justin Amurdan who placed second in the under eight category.
Taking second spot in the overall females’ category was Kephra’s Mom, Miranda Fellows who was missing in action from the recently held Church Ground Marathon, due to her participation in the May 2nd event in Grenada.
A total of 144 athletes from 13 countries, including Grenada, registered to compete in one or more of the many events. Athletes were from the region, North America, Europe and even as far away as Asia.
Eleven events took place, each with multiple categories, giving a total of 199 prizes to be won -- including cash. There were junior triathlons of various distances for 5 different age groups, a 5km run, a bike race, an open water swim and 3 different adult triathlons. The Try-a-tri for beginners was a 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run. Intermediate athletes raced in the Sprint triathlon which was double the distance whilst more experienced athletes raced the Olympic triathlon, which is double the distance again at a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
At the end of the day Grenada held three of the four OECS triathlon titles with Clare Morrall winning the women’s Olympic distance title for the third time, Chris Regis in his first ever triathlon, winning the men’s Olympic distance title and Daniel Richardson, also in his first ever triathlon, winning the men’s Sprint distance title.