A competition where you discover the floral and fauna of Trinidad and Tobago by adventure-racing, swimming, cycling and kayaking…sounds like a hybrid triathlon. What’s the catch? It is a 4 person team event where the starting point is revealed two days before race day…and that is just the first leg. The details of the other legs are revealed when the first leg is completed…Welcome to Fusion!
In its eleventh year Fusion attracts elite runners like Cantius Tobias, fitness guru like Simone Gonzales to triathletes like Jason Costelloe. Age is not a factor; Fusion continues attract young and old able-bodied individuals. The youngest participant last year was 13 years while the oldest participant was 65 years old.
Fusion attracts churches, youth groups, gyms, military personnel, sports clubs and corporate organisations. Fusion XI will begin at 4am at a venue that will be disclosed two days before Saturday July 8, 2017.
Fusion was born as a means of promoting adventure racing to the Port Authority. Charles Bobb-Semple, Race Director, has seen Fusion grow from 14 teams in 2007 to more than 100 teams of 4. Fusion has become an eagerly anticipated sporting activity on the calendar. Ask any Fusion regular what is the thrill about Fusion and the responses include:- “The thrill of not knowing the course. Meeting new people. Working as a team in the unknown. Being surrounded by fit, strong and toned bodies.”
Below are some video links that you can peruse to have a better understanding of the race.