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Island House Invitational Triathlon: start list confirmed

Impressive line-up to include GBR athletes Tim Don, Leanda Cave and Rachel Joyce as well as reigning WTS champs Javier Gomez and Gwen Jorgensen

Stunning location for the first Island House Invitational Triathlon

Back in May this year we reported on the launch of a unique new two-day event, that will be held on a private island in the Bahamas this November (see the original story here).

Organised by race directors and pro triathletes Luke McKenzie and Beth Gerdes, the race promises a $500,000 prize purse, to be paid 10 deep across both men and women. The start list is invite-only and this week the final list of 10 male and 10 female athletes has been announced.

Male start list

The male field includes GBR’s Tim Don, who most recently raced at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, placing 15th. Also racing in reigning WTS champion Javier Gomez. The final list is:

Barrett Brandon (USA)
Tim Don (GBR)
Cam Dye (USA)
Javier Gomez (ESP)
Leon Griffin (AUS)
Ben Hoffman (USA)
Luke McKenzie (AUS)
Richard Murray (RSA)
Tim O’Donnell (USA)
Trevor Wurtele (CAN)

Women’s start list

In the female race, two GBR athletes are confirmed – Rachel Joyce, who placed second in Kona – and Leanda Cave, who also raced but pulled out on the bike leg. Also competing is WTS world champ Gwen Jorgensen. The final list is:

Lauren Brandon (USA)
Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
Leanda Cave (GBR)
Flora Duffy (BMU)
Gwen Jorgensen (USA)
Rachel Joyce (GBR)
Alicia Kaye (CAN)
Rachel Klamer (NED)
Lisa Norden (SWE)
Heather Wurtele (CAN)

The race will be held from 6-8 November 2015. The innovative race structure will include individual time trials and races that mix up the traditional order and distances of swim, ­bike­, run. Similar to the cycling model, the Island House Invitational will feature swim, bike, run, and overall classification leader’s jerseys and prizes.

To learn more about the race, visit the website here.

The three-day event will be filmed for national broadcast in a one­ hour special to be broadcast January to March 2016. Live timing will be available throughout the event along with frequent twitter updates via @islandhousetri.

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Helen has been 220's Editor since July 2013, when she made the switch from marathons to multisport. She's usually found open-water swimming and has competed in several swimruns as well as the ÖtillÖ World Series. Helen is a qualified Level 2 Open-Water Swim Coach focusing on open-water confidence and runs regular workshops at the South West Maritime Academy near Bristol. She is also an RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard trainer/assessor.