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Triathletes off to Puerto Rico for CAMTRI Junior Triathlon Camp

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Seven of Trinidad & Tobago’s junior triathletes accompanied by two coaches left this morning for a two week triathlon camp in Puerto Rico. The camp which is hosted by the Confederation of the Americas (CAMTRI), the continental governing body for the sport, aims to further develop athletes’ knowledge and techniques in the sport.  Focus will also […]

Seven of Trinidad & Tobago’s junior triathletes accompanied by two coaches left this morning for a two week triathlon camp in Puerto Rico. The camp which is hosted by the Confederation of the Americas (CAMTRI), the continental governing body for the sport, aims to further develop athletes’ knowledge and techniques in the sport.  Focus will also be on the nutrition that is required for juniors (16 to 19) in the sport of triathlon.

 

Most of the 7 athletes who will be attending the camp are of age to compete for a spot at the next Youth Olympic Games in 2018 and they will all be competing in the first CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships to be held on October 7th– 9th 2017 in Barbados.

 

It is hoped that the athletes return from the camp in a better position to move forward in their development as juniors and able to compete at a higher level against their peers of other nations.  The athletes are: Jean-Marc Granderson, Selik Leacock, Ayomide Gilbert-Semper, Logan Raymond, Rachel Grosberg, Kirsten St. Omer and Noa Shepherd. They are being accompanied by coaches Alison Elliott and Ricardo Chacin.

 

This trip is being funded by each of the athlete’s parents due to the lack of government funding this year.  The Trinidad & Tobago Triathlon Federation continues to work on the development of the sport through the Atlantic Primary School Multi-Sport Series and the Triathlon Federation Secondary Schools Multi-Sport Series.

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