The inaugural event will entail a unique, two-day race that puts a select group of pro triathletes head-to-head on a private island in the Bahamas.
The deal: The Island House (http://www.the-island-house.com/) owner and financier Mark Holowesko wanted to create an interesting event around his new 30-room, luxury hotel in the Bahamas. A collaboration with some of the hotel’s sponsored athletes led to creating an invite-only race on the private island of Highbourne Cay, Exuma, on Nov. 6–8, 2015. It will be a small invite-only field for professionals.
Who’s invited: Gwen Jorgensen, Lisa Norden, Tim Don, Ben Hoffman, Leanda Cave, Luke McKenzie, Heather and Trevor Wurtele, Rachel Joyce, Leon Griffin, Barrett and Lauren Brandon are confirmed. Plus, “wild card” invitations will be made in the next few months, which will likely include the 2015 Ironman, Ironman 70.3 and ITU World Champions.
How it’s structured: Drawing some inspiration from the cycling world—another passion of Holowesko’s—the...