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Four set sight on national triathlon team

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

FOUR athletes are in contention for the two spots in the national triathlon team for the New Caledonia triathlon meet in May.

After the first Fiji Triathlon Association organised business house event two weeks ago, Caleb Koroi, Petero Manoa, Adriu Rokowailoa and Nau Dakuliga are the frontrunners for the two spots.

Association president Andrew Pene said the next two business house events would determine the two athletes who would represent Fiji.

"We have been sending a male and a female to these events in the past years in the 19 and over category," he said.

"So four athletes are vying for the two spots this time and the next two business house events will determine who will fill the spot." The next event will be on March 2 and the one after that will be on March 30 in Togalevu.

The association will be hosting training events in the lead up to the event and last Saturday they had a mountain biking session.

"The mountain biking sessions around the mountains in Suva was part of our development and training program.

"In a session we are covering a distance of over 40 kilometres and this helps us work on our fitness and endurance," Pene said.

After the New Caledonia meet, the association will prepare for the Papua New Guinea meet that will be held in August.


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