Daley Thompson gets athletes into island spirit at St Lucia Triathlon
Olympic legend Daley Thompson says event a "phenomenal" success
The first St Lucia Triathlon took place in the Caribbean last weekend, with almost 150 international and local triathletes racing at the island’s Landings resort.
The triathlon was the brainchild of Human Race founder John Lunt, Olympic champion Daley Thompson and local developer Adam Gobat.
The course included a swim in the clear waters of Rodney Bay, a tough hilly bike ride and finally a flat run to Pigeon Island and back.
The Dagger distance (200m swim/6.6km bike/2.5km run) was won by the UK’s Alan Owen in 38:24mins and Laurence Zali from Martinique in 39:52mins.
The Pistol race (750m/13.2km/5km) was won by Laurence’s fellow Martinicans Gaetan Fetaud in 58:08mins and Matilde Batailler in 1:10:07.
Local Caribbean athlete Thierry Blacodon won The Cutless (1.5km/26.4km/10km) in 2:12:54, with Donna Graham winning the ladies’ race in 2:42:22.
Event ambassador Daley Thompson said: “I am delighted to be involved with the first annual St Lucia Triathlon, which has been a phenomenal success.
“All the athletes had a fantastic time and enjoyed competing in such a stunning location and I look forward to being involved in the triathlon for many years to come.”
(Photo: Josh J Parker Photography)