TRIATHLON Fiji team that took part in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series had brought a wealth of knowledge to help raise the profile of the sport in the country.
Andrew Pene (manager/coach), Stephen Thon (Masters 60 years), Nau Dakuliga (Open), Caleb Koroi (under-23), Isikeli Rawlinson (U18) and Lui Pene (U16) took part in the event in Auckland, New Zealand last week.
Andrew and Koroi were selected to be part of the ITU camp, which had 30 promising athletes and 11 coaches from developing national federations around the world.
"We learnt finer version of the techniques required in running, swimming and biking.
"We don't have the experts in Fiji who can teach us these techniques so this camp was vital for us," Andrew said.
The ITU World Triathlon Series, which is an innovative series that allows the world's top athletes to compete at one platform, had over 3000 athletes registered.
Andrew said the Fijian triathletes gained a good exposure competing against some of the world's best during the series.
"There has been a lot learnt and it may be motivational for our squad that attended the camps and took part in the series," he said. "They know now where they stand in relative to where they can be."
Andrew thanked their sponsors Fiji Women Crisis Centre and the Fijian community in Auckland for their support.