This weekend, Bermuda is hosting the second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series. The island has been repaving roads and buzzing about this event since Daddy Cool and I arrived on the Rock.
Have this event in Bermuda is quite fitting since the current champion and eight times World champion, Flora Duffy, is Bermudian.
Posters of Flora are found all around Hamilton.
In the past ten days, I have noticed an over abundance of swimmers at National pool and more runners at 7 am (when I meet my Sole Sistah, Summer) are hitting the pavement around town. We are not alone anymore…
Some of the age groups participants are slowly bringing their bikes in the City Hall car park where they will transition from the swim to the bike and then the run. This morning, you could see them practice this transition.
With coverage on both BBC and NBCSN, I think this will be a great opportunity for our little rock to shine on the world stage. I of course will be watching from the race course itself since I volunteered to Marshall…My duties will start tomorrow at 6 am! Time when I have to be on the bike course. I am Marshaling for the age group race. This means I will be able to watch the elite groups in the afternoon. The men start at 1:08 pm and the women start at 4:08 pm.
Now let’s hope the rain stays away and the island can cheer, Go Flora Go!