Butterfield Dedicates Marathon Win to Don

From the Royal Gazette

photo courtesy of Nikki Butterfield

Bermuda native and local Boulder Pro Triathlete, Tyler Butterfield, recently won the Bermuda Marathon.  In an interview with the Royal Gazette, he talks about his move to train with coach Julie Dibens, thoughts the 2018 ITU World Championship race being held in Bermuda this April and his roots in sport and triathlon.

Butterfield is hoping his schedule will allow him to return to Bermuda to watch the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda.  An event that will bring Flora Duffy to compete on her home soil.

After his win, ‘It took Butterfield about half an hour to move about 15 yards from the finish line on Sunday, the Bermudian stopping and chatting with fans and fellow athletes.’

“In the end it’s just sport, and that’s why everyone likes sports because it breaks down barriers,” Butterfield said. “In the end, we’re all out here to have fun, smile and do our best whether it’s a half, full marathon or 10K.

 

Complete article HERE

 

Butterfield shared these comments with 303Triathlon,

It was a great trip to Bermuda for their Race weekend. The options to do a mile Friday, 10k Saturday, and 1/2 Marathon or Marathon Sunday were all available . Or to do the triple challenge of all 3days ending in the 1/2.
I however opted to try the Marathon and test out the legs for an early season hit out. Working with Julie Dibens since November, we have had consistent training and want a bit of a test. Most the training was base specific and for Tri’s, but the marathon kept me honest on my long runs in December.
It is a great way to start the year with a surprising win and faster time than really expected, but it shows that the consistency payed off.
It has been nice working with Julie and takes a little bit of thought out of the week, and more energy to just do what I am told. Which in turn, has been enjoyable and makes life outside of training nice and switch the mind off more.

 

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