St. Johns, Antigua (PRWEB) November 08, 2016
American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine today announced that Olympian triathletes David Hauss and Andrea Hewitt will join hundreds of students, faculty and members of the Antiguan community competing in the first annual Rohrman Triathlon on Feb 18, 2017. The Rohrman Triathlon marks the expansion of the Tinman Rohr, a triathlon series begun by AUA four years ago in memory of AUA student Jonathan Rohr.
Rohr was an accomplished triathlete who was instrumental in developing the sport in Antigua and Barbuda. He died in 2011 from an undiagnosed heart condition. AUA has been the race’s chief sponsor since its launch in 2012. Partners include the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, members of the Rohr family, and Observer Media Group.
David Hauss, a French professional triathlete, competed in the 2012 Olympic Games and won the World Cup in Japan. He was the bronze medalist at the 2010 European Championships and belongs to France’s Espérance Cycliste Sartrouville Triathlon (ECS Triathlon), a club for elite triathlon competitors that counts several Olympians among its members.
Andrea Hewitt, a three-time Olympian from New Zealand, placed seventh at this summer’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, sixth at the 2012 London Olympics, and eighth in 2008 in Beijing. She competed in 58 Internal Triathlon (ITU) events between 2005 and 2011, and was named ITU International Triathlon Rookie of the Year in 2006.
The Rohrman Triathlon consists of a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer cycling event and a 10-kilometer run, all equivalent to Olympic triathlon distances. Benjamin “The Fish” Sanson, a past champion of the Tinman Rohr, will be competing.
Participants must register by Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Registration and other event information is available at rohrmanantigua.com.
About American University of Antigua
Founded in 2004, AUA is approved by New York State and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. AUA’s students study basic sciences on campus in Antigua and participate in clinical rotations throughout the United States and Canada at the finest teaching hospitals. The university focuses on supporting under served communities, and addresses the projected physician shortage with an emphasis on primary care. For more information, visit http://www.auamed.org.