Erica Hawley overcame brutal conditions to claim silver at the Junior Caribbean and Central American Triathlon Championships yesterday.
Tyler Smith also competed in the men’s race, finishing seventh after struggling during the closing stages.
Battling blistering South American heat, Hawley clawed her way back from fourth place on the 5-kilometre run, overhauling Beatriz Dumet, of Brazil, and Genesis Montilla, from Venezuela, to finish the sprint distance race in 1hr 14m 48 sec.
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More than 70 athletes will compete in the first Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet on Friday evening at the National Stadium.
The athletes will begin arriving today, eight this afternoon and six more on the evening flights from Miami and New York.
The Bermuda National Athletics Association is excited about the calibre of the athletes, including Jason Richardson, the world champion and Olympic silver medal winner in the 110 metres hurdles.
The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil has been lit in southern Greece. An actor performing the role of high priestess lit the torch by using the sun's rays.
The torch will be taken by various runners on an international relay that will culminate at the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on August 5th.