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Sebastien Paddington....represented T&T at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Sebastien Paddington has been swimming for most of his life, competing in high-profile regional events such as the CARIFTA and CISC Games.

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: It’s 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: I’d 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 wouldn’t 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 you’ve never seen before! Imagine seeing the North Coast by running all those beautiful trails – it’s a totally different perspective!

On being Coast 2 Coast First-Timer: I’m a swimmer competing in a race that has nothing to do with swimming, but it’s really not such a stretch. Running and bike work are part of my cross-training routine. That’s the great thing about this sport – you can come from any sporting background, but once you’re active and fit, you can do it. The only thing I’m 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: I’m running and swimming three times a week, going to the gym twice a week and playing football five times a week. It’s all about endurance!

On Mind Training: I’m not in the condition I was six years ago, but that’s okay, because a huge part of this race is mind power. I’m 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 Geronimo’s and Corkie’s Cycle Centres or check out the Coast 2 Coast booth around the Savannah.

PRIZE STRUCTURE

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)

 

 

 

 

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