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Local triathletes get boost from Olympian Wilson

Published: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Jason Wilson...Barbados’ triathlete who competed in the Rio Olympics.

Jason Wilson, the Caribbean’s first English-speaking representative to an Olympic Games for the sport of triathlon, will be in T&T this weekend to share his knowledge and some of his experiences to local athletes.

The clinics, which has been approved by the T&T Triathlon Federation, is being hosted by XO Multi-Sport Club.

The two-day event starts on Saturday from 6 am -9 am in Chaguaramas with focus on the senior athletes as in CARIFTA standouts Rachael Grosberg, Ayomide Gilbert-Semper, Jonathan Thompson, other CARIFTA triathletes, top sprint and Olympic distances triathletes and triathletes, who recently competed in Ironman 140.6 and Ironman 70.3 races.

The following day, junior triathletes will get their chance including Luke Ferreira, a junior CARIFTA triathlon championships gold medalist. That session runs from 6 am - 8 am along the Diego Martin Highway and later from 9 am - 11 am, there will be a session for both junior and senior athletes at the Marlins Swimming Pool in Westmoorings.

Wilson is a world ranked triathlete who represented Barbados at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He has a Bachelor in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and has competed as a professional triathlete for just over six years.

He has a wealth of experience having raced in the World Championships, Pan American, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Jason has conducted several coaching clinics over the last three years and has prepared many athletes to compete in races from the Sprint to Ironman distances.

The clinics have been made possible through the contributions of Dairy Dairy, Grace Kennedy and Gatorade.

TRIATHLETES

Juniors: David Archer, Justin Boynes, Taylor Camacho, James Castagne-Hay, Mekelle Cedeno, Alexander De Gannes, Jade Doopan, Luke Ferreira, Isis Gaskin, Zahra Gaskin, Chad Hosein, Rowan King, Alec Mendes, Ethan Miller, Chiara Mohammed, Matias Morton-Gittens, Jodi Nieves, Amy Pounder, Jenae-Marie Price, Kaya Rankin-Beadle, Samuel Rudden, Ashleigh Scott, Daniel Shaw, Stefan Stuven, Liam Trepte, Makaira Wallace, Matthew Wortman

Seniors: Brandon Alves, Kelly Alves, Tyrese Bernard, Jassette Bromfield, Megan Charles, Ian Chin, Jason Costelloe, Bruce Darwent, Simone De Freitas, Chloe Forbes, Ayomide Gilbert-Semper, Jean-Marc Granderson, Rachel Grosberg, Gina Hart, Aneesa Israel, Kelvin Johnson, Abeo Jones, Selik Leacock, Alana Lee Woo, Troy Llanos, Javan Lynch, Samantha Montserin, Darian Nimblett, Collin Pereira, Jennice Price, Kiyomi Rankine, Logan Raymond, Hayden Reid, Jenna Ross, Jacqueline Sabga, Kristin Scott, Noa Sheppard, Pablo Solar, Cherisse Stauble, Kirsten St Omer, Jonathan Thompson