DOVE has funded the Cozumel, Leysin, and upcoming St Moritz ‘Top of The World’ kids and adults triathlons.
The Leysin and St Moritz kids races being rounds 2 and 3 of the 5 race ‘Nicola Spirig Kids Cup’ series.
Highlights to date:
Saturday May 10th, Cozumel kids with disabilities race
Triathlete Magazine tweeted this – please click to see the photo http://i.instagram.com/p/n52NT6lU4L/
and wrote this:
One of the most incredible things we’ve seen in triathlon:
As part of coach Brett Sutton’s DOVE project and the Taste of Cozumel, this boy (Patricio) took part in the kids aquathlon last Saturday. Although he is normally in a wheelchair, he told his assistants–pro athletes Reinaldo Colucci and 2012 gold medalist Nicola Spirig–that he wanted to show everyone he was “normal” and get to the finish line on his legs. A crowd surrounded him to cheer him on as he crossed with massive smile on his face. #triathlon
Sunday May 11th Dove adult race
Some photo’s here
Video of the awards with random draw money for age groupers. This was a race that cost $65 USD to enter but gave away $5000 in random draw money. A fun race that locals who struggles to find $750 for Ironman can enjoy. If you think they don’t get excited about prize money scroll ahead to 10:50 into the prize giving for the $1000 dollar draw 🙂
Video of Brett’s short thank-you speech at the awards
June 7th Leysin DOVE race that also doubled as the second round of the Nicola Spirig kids cup
Photos on the Leysin Tourism website here http://www.leysin.ch/…stival/NSF-diaporama
8th June – Facebook update
just a sensational day in leysin for the first nicola spirig festival , all boxes ticked , it was a great old time experience , back to the future , people shared a passion for not how fast they went but but what they do with the hobby they embrace .
thank you to all the volunteers who helped make it a memorable day
Upcoming races are:
19th July, round 3 of the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup in St Moritz
20th July, St Moritz ‘Top of The World Triathlon’ age group race
10th August – race to being announced soon.
31 August – race 4 in the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup in Vevey. http://www.kids-triathlon.ch/
6 September – race 5 in the Nicola Spirig kids Cup in Locarno http://www.3locarno.ch/kids_i.html
If you would like to run your own DOVE race, whether a small club race, or larger please send me a PM.