Paddington....represented T&T at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Paddington has been swimming for most of his life, competing
in high-profile regional events such as the CARIFTA and
At 17, he made a splash on the international swimming circuit,
competing in the World Championships three years in a row,
and representing T&T at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A
long distance swimmer, he still holds national records in
the 400 and 1500 meter freestyle and 200 butterfly.
On Multi-Sport Racing: Its just such an exciting sport
much more interesting than swimming up and down a
black line all the time!
On the Tropical Power Coast 2 Coast: Id always heard
about Coast 2 Coast I even coached some of the people
who did the race last year and they just loved it! It made
me want to try it. Who wouldnt want bragging rights
to say that they completed a race from Toco to Chaguaramas
in two days?
Plus you get to see parts of the country youve never
seen before! Imagine seeing the North Coast by running all
those beautiful trails its a totally different
On being Coast 2 Coast First-Timer: Im a swimmer competing
in a race that has nothing to do with swimming, but its
really not such a stretch. Running and bike work are part
of my cross-training routine. Thats the great thing
about this sport you can come from any sporting background,
but once youre active and fit, you can do it. The
only thing Im not accustomed to is the paddling, but
I can enter the race as a relay, so I might just have to
find a good kayaker to team up with!
On Physical Training: Im running and swimming three
times a week, going to the gym twice a week and playing
football five times a week. Its all about endurance!
On Mind Training: Im not in the condition I was six
years ago, but thats okay, because a huge part of
this race is mind power. Im coming prepared!
The Tropical Power Coast 2 Coast will take place on October
7 and 8. Register online at www.ecoadventurestt.com pick
up entry forms at Geronimos and Corkies Cycle
Centres or check out the Coast 2 Coast booth around the
The Overall Winner USD 3,000
First Place Female
(provided that a female is not the overall winner) USD 1500
Second Place Male and Female USD 1000 (each)
Third Place Male and Female USD 750 (each)
Relay First Place USD 1500 (Team)
Relay Second Place USD 1000 (Team)
Relay Third Place USD 750 (Team)