Triathlon- Nick Baldwin gets new sponsors


Baldwin (2nd from left) talking during yesterday’s press conference

The additional support will allow Baldwin to train full time and compete in international triathlon and ironman events, while doing his trademark finish of crossing the line with the Seychelles flag.

In a ceremony to present the sponsors yesterday at the ISPS supermarket, Baldwin said as a sponsored athlete, he will be an international ambassador for all the four sponsors, promoting them in the sporting arena at international triathlon events. He also thanked all the sponsors for their invaluable support which he said will enable him to pursue his international career.

“I am excited to start the 2013 season and look forward to continue representing Seychelles in international events,” he added.
Baldwin’s 2013 season will start with the Abu Dhabi Triathlon on March 2, followed by Ironman South Africa in April.

He will then head to Europe to train and race, before going to the United States to train at altitude in Colorado and compete in races across the country.
His 2013 calendar also includes the Ironman 70.3 UK and the Ironman Texas in June, the Aurora Triathlon in Colorado, the Ironman 70.3 Indiana and the Evergreen Triathlon in July, the Ironman Louisville in Kentucky in August and the Ironman Arizona in November.

During his previous seasons, Baldwin competed in long distance Ironman (2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles cycling and 26.2 miles running) and Ironman 70.3 (1.2 miles swimming, 56 miles cycling and 13.1 miles running), proving to be one of the most successful amateur triathletes in the world.

His results included first place at the 18-24 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas, first place at the 18-24 Ironman 70.3 UK, first place at the 18-24 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon in 2012, first place at the 18-24 Ironman Western Australia, first place at the Ironman South Africa in 2011, first place in the 18-24 Ironman Austria in 2010 and second place at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in 2011 and 2012. He was also voted triathlete of the year by triathlon website Beyond Going Long.

R. D.

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