On the 20th May, Tyler Smith competed at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Triathlon Standard Distance Championships in Southport, England .It was his first competitive Standard/Olympic distance race.
Tyler finished an impressive 2nd (silver medal) out of 133 competitors in the men’s race with a time of 1:51:08 (25 seconds behind the winner).
Tyler was 3rd out of the water on the 1500m swim with a time of 17:01, just seconds behind the leaders. He completed the 40km bike with a time of 58:29 which was a great result for a non-drafting race and given that Tyler wasn’t riding a time trial bike.
His 10km run time of 32:41 was the fastest run of the day and a PB for Tyler.
This race also kicks off the summer phase of Tyler’s season which will see him competing in various races throughout Europe as well as representing Bermuda at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games that run from July 19th to August 3rd in Barranquilla, Colombia (Men and Women’s Standard/Olympic distance race is on August 1st).