Every year, the island of Nevis hosts dedicated athletes from all over the globe for a challenging triathlon in paradise. 2013 marks 12 years of triathlon events on the island; however, this year is unique.
The Nevis Tourism Authority and the St. Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation have teamed up with 2-time Ironman World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack. The new MaccaX Nevis Triathlon will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Traditional to its form, the triathlon will challenge athletes to a 1.5K swim, 60K bike, a 10K run and a standard sprint distance. Macca has designed the course, creating a route that will showcase the beauty of our Caribbean home in a different light than prior races.
The triathlon is part of a three-day sporting event, which also includes a swim event and 5K charity run.
Chris (Macca) McCormack has commented to the media on the event, stating “I am looking forward to returning to Nevis to race again, the island is magic, and the ‘course’ presents a unique challenge in an amazing environment. I have raced in some incredible places in my life, but Nevis is seriously spectacular. It is such a beautiful, energetic and ‘community feel’ race in paradise and I am so happy that Triathlon has returned to the West Indies. ”
If you would like to race in paradise, you can register for the triathlon online by visiting Nevis Triathlon or Nevis Cycle Club. The course is designed for experienced triathletes, but a short course will be available for beginners.
|Chris “Macca” McCormack pictured here at the
2011 Nevis Triathlon with former General Manager
and race participant Jamie Holmes.
Nisbet Plantation is proud to be one of the Official Hotel partners for the MaccaX Nevis Triathlon. Situated only 7 kms from the triathlon event site, our resort is a popular and convenient resort choice for triathlete fans.
Staying with us may also be good luck, as we have welcomed several past triathlon winners as guests.
Whether you plan to register for the event or cheer on the participants, we invite you to stay at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. Check out our fall offers and special triathlon rate for athletes.