Hamilton, Bermuda. Tuesday, February 19th, 2018 – Bermuda’s daily newspaper, The Royal Gazette, has been named as a Main Sponsor for the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda. The ITU governed event will be hosted in Bermuda on April 28th and is the second stop on the World Triathlon Series circuit, of a total 8, before the grand final in Australia.
World Champion triathlete Flora Duffy, from Bermuda will compete on home soil for the first time as an elite athlete. Organisers are encouraging locals to line the streets in Hamilton to support her and the hundreds of visiting athletes.
Royal Gazette CEO Jonathan Howes said: “Flora is Bermuda’s most decorated international athlete, winning eight world championship titles in various disciplines of triathlon. We are proud of her and are proud to support our community as a main sponsor of this event. After a successful 35th America’s Cup, Bermuda hosting an ITU World Series event is a great next step in the evolution of sports tourism for the island. The Royal Gazette is pleased to support this initiative, as it will elevate Bermuda’s international profile and support our economy”, he said.
The event will be hosted in Hamilton on April 28th, showcasing Bermuda’s naturally crystal clear waters with the swim in Hamilton Harbour, the signature piece of the bike course is cycling up Corkscrew Hill, and the run is through Hamilton, going up Burnaby Hill.
Free public viewing areas and a VIP section will be part of the event venue, with large screens on Front St.World Triathlon Bermuda Local Organizing Committee, Chairman Phil Schmidt said, “The Royal Gazette’s sister company, Bermuda Press will print a lot of our branding and signage around the course and in the event venue. We are pleased to produce as much as we can on-island.”
About WTS Bermuda
Bermuda is host to the ITU World Triathlon Series for the next three years. This year, an array of free public activities is planned for Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend, April 26th to 29th, 2018.The event is broadcast to 160 international territories.
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