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Nevis Triathlon

TMC editor Kevin Mackinnon is down in Nevis for the Nevis Triathlon this weekend and offers up this short gallery from today’s race.

The small island of Nevis is just a 3 km swim from St. Kitts – they actually hold an open water swim competition between the two sister islands of the country called St. Kitts and Nevis in March – which offers some exclusive and unique tourism options for those looking for a Caribbean getaway. Amongst the many unique aspects of the island are a number of sporting events, including a marathon, the aforementioned open water swim and the Nevis Triathlon, which ran for the 14th time earlier today.

The race consists of three different races – a Try a Tri (100 m swim/ 10 km bike/ 2.5 km run) the Nevis 37 (500m swim/ 31 km bike/ 5 km run) and the Nevis 73 (1 km swim/ 62 km bike/ 10 km run). The bike course for the 37 is one loop of the beautiful island, with an initial climb up the long, steep hill affectionately known as “Anaconda.” The 73 does all that twice!

We’ll have a full story on this amazing island early next week, and look for a feature in our March 2016 issue, too. In the meantime we thought we’d tease you with some photos from today’s event.

Click here for results from today’s race.

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