The International Triathlon Union this week featured an article on one of the greatest triathletes, Mark Allen, one of the sport’s early superstars. Allen was known as the Zen Master for his ability to focus and go through incredible pain barriers. He was one of four triathletes, the others were Dave Scott, Scott Molina and Mike Pigg, who earned the knickname “the big four” such was their dominance in the sport.
In 1987 and 1988 Bermuda hosted one of the richest prize money triathlons in the world ( only the Gold Coast Triathlon in Australia equaled the prize money) and the event, for professionals and amateurs, attracted the best field of professional triathletes ever assembled from across the world. It was pretty cool going to the start line with the professional triathletes. Mark Alen won the 1987 event.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO PART OF THE BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON 1989 RACE COVERAGE AND TO THE ARTICLE ON MARK ALLEN.