If ever there was a world “dedicated age group triathlete” prize then Bermuda’s Kent Richardson would be in contention.
Kento, as he is known, does not only follow a rigorous training schedule but has spent decades travelling the world to race and to find optimal places to train.
After a successful period of training and racing at altitude in Ecuador in 2017, Kento returned to Salinas, Ecuador last week to both train at altitude but also race in the Saludsa Xterra Triathlon on Saturday 24th February. Kento is hoping to qualify for the XTerra World Championships in Hawaii later in the year, a race he has previously competed in. This weekend’s race consists of an 800m swim, 16km mountain bike and 5km cross country run. He will be racing in the 50+ category
Kento is also thinking of entering the Ecuador 70.3 Triathlon on the 4th March which also takes place in Salinas. He says it would be a “training exercise” !