After hosting two World Triathlon Series events in 2018 and 2019, Bermuda is back on the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) calendar – the race will take place on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. Last year Bermuda was to host the World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships, but that event had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A two and a half hour flight from Toronto, the world championship event was a much-anticipated race for many Canadians. Set in Hamilton, the capital city of the tiny island nation, the WTCS event will once again provide elite and age-group athletes the chance to swim “in the crystal clear Atlantic waters of Hamilton Harbour, cycle the fast city street circuit, and run along picturesque Front Street with its colourful buildings.”
According to World Triathlon, the 2018 and 2019 events “generated overall economic impacts of $4.4 million and $4.7 million respectively for the Bermuda economy, along with double those amounts in projected future tourism,” World Triathlon said in a release today.
In 2018 Olympic champion and home-country hero Flora Duffy won the race and a good portion of the country’s 60,000 residents were on hand to cheer her to victory. One would expect that she’ll enjoy similar support at this year’s race.