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May 29 MinorsDage Minors is ending his time at Franklin Pierce University in spectacular fashion after being named this week as the outdoor season’s East Region Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

It is the first East Region Athlete of the Year award for Minors, a middle distance runner. The senior was also the USTFCCCA’s selection for the award each of the last two indoor seasons. Across the nation’s eight regions, Minors was one of four male athletes to pick up both indoor and outdoor track Athlete of the Year awards in 2016-17.

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May 29 DuffyThe Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events with the first to be held on April 28 next year.

The ITU has already inspected and approved the racecourse for the World Triathlon Bermuda. Sprint and standard distances will offer a swim in the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, a challenging bike course over hilly terrain and a run along Front Street.

Flora Duffy, the reigning ITU World Champion, said her local knowledge could prove decisive during the race.

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cecilia wollmann foiling in bermudaMeet the two women of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup who are leading the male-dominated sport.

When the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup was introduced in 2013, the future of sailing was forever changed,as a clear pathway was opened to a professional sailing career for 18-to-24-year-olds. This year’s edition promises to break more new ground, with the addition of Annabel Vose of Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) and Cecilia Wollmann of Team BDA (Bermuda) – the first two women to be on a Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team.

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Bermuda’s swimmers collected another ten medals on the final night of competition at the Carifta Swimming Championships in the Bahamas last night to take the team’s haul to 39, a Carifta record for the island, with three more gold medals.

Prior to last night’s finals Bermuda had already bettered their 2016 achievement of 21 medals with 29 medals already won before yesterday’s competition at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Centre in Nassau.

Payton Zelkin got the ball rolling with a gold in the opening final, the 11-12 girls 400 metres freestyle, which she won in 4mins 43.68 secs. Elan Daley finished seventh in the same event in 4:58.20.

However, she was soon on the podium again when she added to her medal haul with victory in the 50 metres freestyle in a time of 27.50.

Zelkin was third in that same event, taking the bronze after touching the wall in 28.66.

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