Olympic triathlete Tyler Butterfield on East Broadway with Tokio employees. *Photo supplied
Olympic triathlete Tyler Butterfield on East Broadway with Tokio employees. *Photo supplied

Olympic triathlete Tyler Butterfield lent his support Tuesday morning in highlighting the upcoming Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon.

Butterfield, attired in his Tokio triathlon kit, hopped onto a stationary bike — along with several Tokio staff members– and waved to the motoring public. Additional Tokio employees dressed as runners, swimmers and cheerleaders helped brighten up the early morning commute into town. Even Johnny Barnes got into the spirit and was dressed in a Tokio shirt waving pom-poms.

All this good fun was to bring awareness to the Tokio Millennium Re Sprint Triathlon scheduled for Sunday, June 9, starting at Albuoy’s Point. The triathlon has opportunities for all abilities from age seven and up.

Those new to the sport are encouraged to participate in the Try-a-Tri event featuring a 200m swim, 8km bike and 2km run. Individuals and teams can also take part in the sprint distance race consisting of a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Companies can enter teams for either the Corporate Division or the (Re)Insurance Division, which compete over the same distance as the senior athletes and have the chance to win $5,000 for their charity of choice.

Kids aged seven to 10-years-old can compete in a duathlon comprised of a 1km run, 4km bike and another 1km run. Juniors 11 to 14-years-old will compete over a longer distance — 2km run, 8km bike and 2km run.

Participants may register online at racedayworld.com.

 

* For additional information, visit the Tokio Millennium website and/or Facebook page.