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Sports – Cycling for charity

Noel Joseph (from left), Dr Jackie Pereira Sabga, Chevaughn Joseph and Cherise Stauble.

Dr Sabga, a general practitioner, chairman and medical director of Vitas House Hospice, and Cherise, a retired clinical psychologist both consider themselves ordinary women doing extraordinary things. In 2014, these women along with five other mothers, sisters and wives ranging from ages 35 to 52 forged a sisterhood of unexpected friendship known as ‘Team Bucketlisters’. Their single goal was to successfully complete a half marathon together.

What subsequently emerged from this group with no prior experience in endurance sport is so impressive, that it can inspire anyone. They have competed in a number of endurance events including the Miami and Boston Marathons, and Olympic distance triathlons. In 2016, with a team from Trinidad and Tobago known as the ‘Augusta 6’ they successfully completed their first Ironman 70.3 which consists of a 1,900 metre swim, 90 kilometre ride and finishes with a half marathon.

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