The luxury Bahamian Island House Hotel and the private island of Highbourne Clay will host the Island House Invitational Triathlon between 6-8 November, and will test the world-class field over a number of race formats over the three-day event.
The event will mix ‘short-course speed with long-course endurance’, with a short individual time-trial taking place on day 1 (500m swim/8km bike/2km run) a draft-legal multi-lap race on day 2 (three laps of 500m swim/13km bike/3.3km run) and finally a non-drafting sprint-distance race on the last day. The prize purse is one of the largest ever offered for a triathlon event, and is rumoured to be in the region of $500,000.
The two races on Highbourne Clay won’t be accessible to the public and the entire event is strictly invitational, with the confirmed start list so far reading like a who’s who of professional triathletes. Javier Gomez, Gwen Jorgensen, Richard Murray, Mirinda Carfrae and Tim Don are all confirmed amongst the 19 athletes invited to race.