A unique new two-day event will be held on a private island in the Bahamas this November, called the Island House Invitational Triathlon and counting 20 of the world’s best athletes including reigning ITU champ Gwen Jorgensen.
“I’ve always wanted to create an event similar to the enduro format that excited me so much as a spectator and racer in the 1990’s,” said McKenzie. “After talking with Mark (Holowesko, owner of The Island House hotel), we realised that by working together, we could make it happen in a really amazing way.”
Gerdes tells 220 that there will be a one-hour television show broadcast internationally after the race, as well as live timing and social media throughout the event. To learn more about the race, visit: www.islandhousetriathlon.com.
[This article was updated on 6 May to include details of the prize purse]