06.11.2018 Sports News

Ghana To Host First Ever ITU/ATU Zone 1 Triathlon Championship

By CitiNewsRoom
Ghana To Host First Ever ITU/ATU Zone 1 Triathlon Championship
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The University of Ghana, Legon Campus will this weekend come to alive as participants from eight West African countries descend on the venue for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and African Triathlon Union (ATU) approved Zone 1 Triathlon Championships 2018.

This year’s event, hosted alongside the Legon sprint series, is expected to draw over 200 triathletes from Ghana its neighbouring countries, like Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone.

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The event will kick off on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 4pm with the Kid Race (8-12 years) and Teen Race (13-16 years) which will include a 300m swim, 2.5km bike ride and 2.5km run.

Then on Sunday 11th November 2018, the main event starts at 6:30am sharp with the Standard Sprint Race which includes a 750m swim, 20km bike, and 5k run.

The Legon Sprint Series will happen concurrent with the Standard Sprint Race and will be made up of a 600m swim, 20km bike and 5k run.

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This year’s event is sponsored by Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, and Cowbel Milk.

Side attraction will include special prizes from Vidya Books to the winners of the kid race.

The Championship is open to the general public and will provide a great atmosphere for networking as the championship is known for attracting patronage from people from the business community in Ghana.

People can register to participate by visiting the facebook page of the Ghana Triathlon Federation.

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