Bermuda will be the host for the women-only triathlon series, SheROX, this weekend, November 13-14, 2010, at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Hundreds of athletes are traveling to the island to take part.
The Royal Gazette reports that Bermuda Olympian Flora Duffy left Colorado yesterday for the Caribbean island, while “Hawaii Ironman participants Karen Smith and Karen Bordage are also expected to compete against a host of international triathletes.”
The Fairmont Southampton will welcome SheROX Bermuda athletes on Friday, November 12. On Saturday race participants will be able to enjoy a morning of activities on their own. Packet pick-up and a special talk with one of the top female triathletes in the sport will be featured in the afternoon, followed by an informal pasta dinner. Sunday morning the Race will commence with a swim in the protected cove of East Whale Bay, off The Fairmont Southampton.
Taking place in and around the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, the sprint version of the discipline will involve a 0.8 kilometre swim, a 20 kilometre bike ride, and a 5K run. Starting at 7:00am on Sunday at the Fairmont’s beach, the bike section will see riders travel to Barnes Corner, where they make their first turn, go back to Paget traffic lights where they turn again, and eventually finish in Horseshoe Bay where the run will start. The course for the run along the beach will take participants from Horseshoe to The Reefs where they will turn around before eventually finishing back at the Fairmont Southampton.
A Sunday evening awards dinner will cap off the SheROX Bermuda experience.
For original article, see http://www.royalgazette.com/rg/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7dab52b3003001f§ionId=70
For more information and schedule, see http://www.sheroxtri.com/
Photo of Bermudan athlete Flora Duffy in Beijing from http://bernews.com/bermuda-facts/sports/bermuda-2008-olympics-beijing-china/