St. George’s Grenada, May 8th, 2012 – Nearly 300 athletes competed at the 25th annual Tri de Spice in Grenada last Sunday at Port Louis Marina. The event doubled as the Caribbean championships and the day started with the sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) and the Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run) triathlons. Athletes came from all over the world including, USA, Canada, UK, Norway, France, Germany, and many of the Caribbean islands to compete for the nearly $20,000 in cash and prizes as well as bragging rights.
Alexandra Consten from Germany won the women’s Olympic distance triathlon, and Ancil Greene from Trinidad won the men’s race. Ancil was also named the Caribbean Champion for the men. Clare Morrall from Grenada, who placed third overall, closely behind some very stiff international competition, won the women’s Caribbean Championship title. The women’s Sprint race was won by Salome Buglass of Trinidad and the men’s by Troy Felix of Grenada. They were both awarded the Caribbean championship title for Sprint Triathlon.
The Republic Bank Right Start Inter-school Triathlon championships took place in the afternoon with almost 200 children, the youngest being only 4 years old. There were 6 different age groups, all doing different distances, some choosing to race individually while others chose to race as a three-person team. The junior school girls category was won by Westmorland while the boys was won by Grenada Montessori and Preparatory School. In the Senior School girls category there was a tie for 1st place between Westmorland and St Joseph’s convent. The Senior School Boys category was won by GBSS. Congratulations goes to the individual winners in each race, Meriah Julien, Stefan Mason, Nixe Ogilvie, Katie Lillie, D’Andre Stephen, Jayden Hyson, Sydnee Steele, Diane Fakhre, River Mitchell, Tilly Collymore, Harper Pickel-Topale. A special mention goes out to Deb Eastwood and the Grenada Youth Adventurers that came with a huge team and did extremely well.
A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors and supporters especially Deco Industries, taking care of all our T-shirt, tote bag and printing needs, Digicel, the bigger better network, Insurance Consults Ltd, the official insurance of the Tri de Spice, Savvy’s Restaurant and Bar, Republic Bank, sponsors of the Right Start Inter-school Triathlon Championships, and True Blue Bay Resort, the host hotel.
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