Triathlon and Aquathlon teams from across the Caribbean and Latin America will descend on the Jewel Runaway Bay Resort for the third annual CARIFTA Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships set for August 17-18.

The Championships will feature swimming, cycling and running as teams compete in what has become a growing sport in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region.

The organizers of the event, the Jamaica Triathlon Association, which won the bid to host the competition, hope that Jamaica will be showcased as a premier destination for triathlon and aquathlon events.

President of the Association, Leroy Cooke, has said winning the bid was a significant boost for the continued development of the sport in Jamaica