TYLER SMITH CONTINUES TO IMPRESS AS HE PREPARES FOR MORE RACING AHEAD

Tyler-SmithTyler Smith continues to impress as he continues his development competing in the senior ranks of triathlon’s elites.

At the Central American and Caribbean Championships last week he placed 6th out of 27 starters in very challenging hot conditions and recorded the fastest bike split of the day. For full results go to :

:https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_barranquilla_central_american_and_caribbean_sports_games/332075

Earl Basden of Islandstats was at the Games and captured  some nice video:
http://www.islandstats.com/sport.asp?sport=58&assoc=1&newsid=44209

Tyler took advantage of being in South America and made his way to Lima, Peru the day after the CAC’s to compete in the Lima CAMTRI Sprint American Cup which took place on Sunday 5th August and served as the 2019 Pan Am Games test event for triathlon (although the Games will feature a Standard distance race). Despite only a 4-day recovery (and an early race bike crash on a difficult corner which caused a mechanical), Tyler performed well and once again found 6th place (out of 32 starters):

To add one more accomplishment to Tyler’s past week, this week he was announced as the University of Leeds Athlete of the Month. See more at :
https://sport.leeds.ac.uk/blog/athlete-of-the-month-august/

Tyler returned to Bermuda this week for a week before heading back to Europe for a Sprint European Cup in Hungary on Aug 25th and then the FISU World University Triathlon Championships in Kalmar, Sweden the following week. He’s still planning to attend the U23 World Championships back in Gold Coast, Australia on Sept. 14th before the start of his 3rd year at the University of Leeds.

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