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|23rd annual Conchman and 12th Ironkids triathlons coming Nov 7th|
|News - Sports|
|Sunday, 20 September 2009 11:01|
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The 23rd Annual Conchman Triathlon (8.00am) and the 12th Ironkids (12.00pm) will be held on Taino Beach on 7th November,2009.
Entry forms are available from local schools or entries may be made at online at www.conchman.com. Lots of additional information is also available at this site.
The first Conchman Triathlons were held at Xanadu, a couple at Our Lucaya, but Taino Beach has been the location to be on the first Saturday in November for the past 18 years!
The original idea was threefold: to offer an event that would encourage swimmers, cyclists and runners to crosstrain; to attract visitors to the Bahamas to participate; and to add variety to the sports calendar in Freeport.
The Conchman offers both individual and relay races - consisting of 800 meters swimming, 15 miles cycling and a 5k (3 mile) run. Relay teams may consist of 2 or 3 members. There are several different age groups and divisions. Trophies are unique, locally manufactured by Sidney Pratt (the Glassblower). All participants receive a finisher’s medal and T shirt.