Global (re)insurer MS Amlin AG Bermuda Branch has been named as the title sponsor for the Bermudian leg of the ITU (International Triathlon Union) World Triathlon Series happening on April 28.
The second stop for the 2018 season, the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda will see the British overseas territory hosting for the first time, as well as reigning ITU World Champion Flora Duffy defending her title on home soil. The event in Hamilton will feature not only the Elite race but also the Age Group amateur race, which will be participated in by a team of MS Amlin employees.
“We are honoured to have been chosen as the title sponsor for the first ITU World Triathlon being held here in Bermuda,” said Rob Wyatt, chief executive of MS Amlin AG Bermuda Branch. “As an active office keen on sport, we are delighted to be lending our support to such a fantastic event – particularly one that resonates with Bermudians thanks to the success of triathletes such as Flora Duffy.
“We hope the event again showcases Bermuda as a wonderful venue for top level sporting activities, inspiring those of all ages to swim, bike, and run.”
Bermuda will be hosting the event for the next three years, and among the organisers are members of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Bermuda Triathlon Association. ITU president Marisol Casado, when the events calendar was unveiled last year, said the sport keeps evolving and exploring new territories.
“We look forward to welcoming the world’s top athletes and triathlon enthusiasts to experience all that Bermuda has to offer,” commented Pat Phillip-Fairn of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “The MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda will become a pinnacle event in the triathlon calendar. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of MS Amlin, and we thank them for their partnership, demonstrating their wider, ongoing support for Bermuda.”
Local organising committee chairman Phil Schmidt noted that title sponsor MS Amlin stands for quality and fairness – values which he said are key for any athlete – in the insurance and reinsurance industry.