COMMITTED TO TEAM TTO

TTOC Marathon Walk reflects athletes’ dedication to their dreams

TTOC PRESIDENT Brian Lewis said the TTOC’s determination to continue their Marathon Walk reflects the commitment of the TTO athletes to their and the country’s sporting dreams.

Lewis and a small group of supporters successfully undertook to complete the 26.2 mile course on the final day of the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) Virtual Reality Marathon & Ultra Challenge that ran from January 1-24.

...TTOC president reflects on Marathon Walk

TTOC PRESIDENT Brian Lewis said the TTOC’s determination to continue its Marathon Walk reflected the commitment of the TTO athletes to their and the country’s sporting dreams.

Lewis and a small group of supporters successfully undertook to complete the 26.2 mile course on the final day of the Trinidad...

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PARTICIPATION in the 2021 TT International Marathon will kickstart the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC)’s 75th-anniversary celebrations, according to TTOC president Brian Lewis.

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) will spark off their 75th anniversary commemoration with their special edition T-shirts and participation in the 2021 Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) that culminates Sunday.

Traditionally a fund-raiser for the TTOC’s #10golds24 Athletes...

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A team from the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) are set to take part in a virtual marathon event to raise funds for the #10Golds24 campaign.

Seventy-five (75) years is a long time to be in existence and on Sunday, the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) will start the celebration of the momentous occasion by participating on the final day of the T&T International Marathon (TTIM), as a means to raise funds for this country's athletes.

Several local runners have already tested their stamina and will power in tackling the virtual T&T International Marathon (TTIM) which started on January 1.

The Trinidad and Tobago Marathon Committee (TTMC) is pleased to close on our charitable obligations in presenting a cheque for $9,045.00 to Mr. Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) for the #10Golds24 Athlete Welfare & Preparation Fund representing proceeds from the 2020 event; and look forward to supporting additional charities for 2021.

The 38th Edition saw an increase in runners in the Marathon with 242 participants, of which 120 were early starters. Women showed a vast increase of 57 runners, mostly in the 30-40 age group while men maintained a stronghold in the younger and older groups.

We hope that all runners and their loved ones are well and in good health. The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed each and every one of us under unexpected emotional and financial stress and has caused us to adapt and to be flexible in this new situation.

The TTMC is no different and we understand how everyone feels, we will maintain communication with all our stakeholders with the view of keeping them abreast of changes as they are presented. As such and in compliance with new health guidelines laid out by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and by extension the National Association of Athletics Administrations of T&T (NAAATT), the TTMC have adjusted their races for 2021 only, into a virtual event.

TTIM Virtual (VR) Marathon & Ultra Challenge will consist of four races over the distances of 35, 26.2, 13.1 and 3.1 miles.

  • The TTIM VR Marathon 26.2 which represents the 39 th Edition of our TTIM;
  • The TTIM VR ULTRA 35, a 56K race which extends on completion of the 26.2 marathon distance;
  • The TTIM VR Half 13.1, a rejuvenation of the TTIM Half Marathon, and
  • The TTIM VR 3.1, the race for the fun runners.

The Challenge is out for you the runner to raise the bar and complete the Ultra Challenge! Runners can choose any distance or any combination to receive their race medals. Team up with friends or go it alone to achieve that special distance on your bucket list. Runners will have a window of three weeks, January 1-24 to complete all races. Limited numbers for each race distance. Runners in the VR-M 26.2 will have the opportunity to beat their age group best time and brag with friends on any course they choose. The VR-H 13.1 distance has been offered for the half marathon lovers, while the VR 3.1 or 5K for fun runners make it a little something for everyone. Branded products will be available to mark this memorable occasion being the first TTIM virtual races, get yours early.

More race/registration details will be posted on the TTIM website and social media, such as Facebook and Instagram to ensure understanding of this new format.

Our sponsors have been the backbone of our TTIM successes and we thank them for continuing to partner with us as we finalise details we invite everyone to try out the new format and challenge themselves for the 2021 and 39 th Edition of the TTIM. We encourage you to Stay Safe, Wear a Mask, and Maintain Social Distancing, it will save lives.

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Jump into 2021 and crush your fitness goals with the first TTIM VR (Virtual) Marathon and Ultra Challenge. Experience your country like you've never before, choose a scenic route and any distance to receive your 2021 race medal OR complete more than one to receive all four. Each race must be run all at one time or in one go and recording on one timing device. These events are to be completed by running or walking only.

Next year's edition of the T&T International Marathon (TTIM) will be done virtually. The adjustment was made by the T&T Marathon Committee (TTMC) due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"We hope that all runners and their loved ones are well and in good health. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed each and every one of us under unexpected emotional and financial stress and has caused us to adapt and to be flexible in this new situation," the committee said in a release on Sunday.

"The TTMC is no different and we understand how everyone feels, we will maintain communication with all our stakeholders with the view of keeping them abreast of changes as they are presented. As such and in compliance with new health guidelines laid out by the Government of T&T through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and by extension the National Association of Athletics Administrations of T&T (NAAATT), the TTMC have adjusted their races for 2021 only, into a virtual event."

According to the release, the TTIM Virtual (VR) Marathon & Ultra Challenge will consist of four races over the distances of 35, 26.2, 13.1 and 3.1 miles. The TTIM VR Marathon 26.2 which represents the 39th Edition of our TTIM; the TTIM VR ULTRA 35, a 56K race which extends on completion of the 26.2 marathon distance; the TTIM VR Half 13.1, a rejuvenation of the TTIM Half Marathon, and the TTIM VR 3.1, the race for the fun runners.

"The Challenge is out for you the runner to raise the bar and complete the Ultra Challenge!" said

Runners can choose any distance or any combination to receive their race medals. Participants can also team up with friends or go it alone. Runners will have a window of three weeks, January 1-24 to complete all races. Limited numbers for each race distance.

"Runners in the VR-M 26.2 will have the opportunity to beat their age group best time and brag with friends on any course they choose. The VR-H 13.1 distance has been offered for the half marathon lovers, while the VR 3.1 or 5K for fun runners make it a little something for everyone.

"Branded products will be available to mark this memorable occasion being the first TTIM virtual races, get yours early. More race/registration details will be posted on the TTIM website www.ttmarathon.com and social media, such as facebook https://www.facebook.com/TTIMARATHON/ and Instagram to ensure understanding of this new format.

"Our sponsors have been the backbone of our TTIM successes and we thank them for continuing to partner with us as we finalise details we invite everyone to try out the new format and challenge themselves for the 2021 and 39th Edition of the TTIM. We encourage you to Stay Safe, Wear a Mask, and Maintain Social Distancing, it will save lives."

The TTIM also revealed that it is close to meeting its charitable obligations in presenting a cheque for $9,045 to Brian Lewis, president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) for the #10Golds24 Athlete Welfare & Preparation Fund. The figure represents proceeds from this year's event and according to the release, the organisation is looking forward to supporting additional charities next year.

The 38th edition saw an increase in runners in the marathon with 242 participants, of which 120 were early starters. Women showed a vast increase of 57 runners, mostly in the 30-40 age group while men maintained a stronghold in the younger and older groups.

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The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) 2020 Olympic Youth Camp will be conducted this year through a video conferencing platform for the first time since its inception in 2003. The camp will run for four consecutive Saturdays which started from 17th October, 2020.

The annual Olympic Youth Camp was first established as a daily camp in Trinidad and Tobago in 2003 and a few years later it was transformed to a live-in camp with workshops and outings to various locations, the Annual Olympic Youth Camp has grown in popularity has been oversubscribed every year.

This year some 80 participants including one from the USA, seven from St Lucia and the rest from Trinidad and Tobago will join in the camp that started Saturday from 9-10:30 am.

The local health restrictions and the prioritization of safety and health of young athletes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, encouraged the staging of the TTOC Virtual Olympic Youth Camp that will be conducted over the Zoom video conferencing platform.

" The target age group for the camp is 12 to 17 years. The TTOC has taken what we believe to be the responsible and necessary decision," TTOC president Brian Lewis said, ‘It's difficult but we believe it is in the best interest of the Youth campers".

The Youth Camp was launched on July 24th to coincide with the one-year countdown to the rescheduled Tokyo2020 Opening Ceremony acknowledgment.

Activities for the camp include dealing with Olympic Education and Olympic Values as well as media training.

Campers will also be exposed to the elements of anger management / conflict resolution and corruption and bribery while they will also be taught about sports nutrition, anti-doping and mental health.

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