(Nassau, Bahamas – March 31st, 2017) – The third annual Island House Invitational Triathlon will return on November 17th & 18th, 2017 for a new two-day, three-race format with 30 of the world’s best professional triathletes. The race will be held in the Bahamas on the private island of Highbourne Cay, Exuma. World-class athletes from both short and long course backgrounds will go head-to-head in what is becoming known as one of the most exciting races in the world. The 2017 event will feature a prologue Individual Time Trial, an Enduro race, and conclude with a Pursuit race to determine the champions.
Shortening the format from three to two days will bring a whole new definition to “pain in paradise.” In 2017, the Island House Triathlon will not eliminate athletes for the final stage so all 30 competitors will be in the running for the $500,000 prize purse.
Day one will be fast and furious with a short bike/run/swim Individual Time Trial to begin the event in the morning and an Enduro swim/bike/run, repeated three times in the afternoon. On day two, athletes will compete over the event’s traditional final stage, a pursuit format leaving at their deficit in time to the leader. Time gaps are expected to be even closer than years past and we expect exciting beach sprint finishes.
Invitees for this year’s event will include the top five finishers from the 2016 event, past Island House Invitational Champions as well as short, middle distance and long-course specialists from all parts of the world. Additional invitations to the top athletes across all distances will be made in the coming months, with the full roster to be confirmed by September.
We are proud that this event can continue to impact the professional triathlon race calendar. Financier of The Island House and longtime endurance sports supporter, Mark Holowesko says, “I am thrilled to continue my support for this event and host the world’s best triathletes at Highbourne Cay in the beautiful Bahamas.”
Luke McKenzie, founder and race director of the Island House Invitational Triathlon says, “To see The Island House Invitational Triathlon return for the third consecutive year and develop into a highly regarded event among the sport’s best athletes is a dream come true. Each year we throw a new challenge at our invitees and the 2017 edition is set to be our best event yet.”
The race will continue its successful partnership with More Than Sport, a non-profit organization run by athletes, to help make an impact in local Bahamian communities.
Announcements on the 2017 event TV broadcast will follow in the coming months. It will showcase the athletes, the lead-up to the race, and the race itself making this a premier event to showcase athletes, sponsors, and the beautiful Bahamas.
To learn more about the race, visit: www.islandhousetriathlon.com